1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Organic Chick Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by khalpern, May 25, 2010.

  1. khalpern

    khalpern New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    May 14, 2010
    Spokane, WA
    Hi all,

    I live in Spokane, WA and there is no where is town that sells organic chick feed. Since we are going to be selling the chickens in a few months for meat, we need to be sure we are using organic feed. I recently went to Aslin Finch and they said that I could use their organic crumbles and just add flax seed or soybean for the extra protein. What do you all think of that?

    Thanks!

    -Kelsi
     
  2. Kory

    Kory New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    May 23, 2010
    Let us know how it turns out...
     
  3. flockmom

    flockmom Out Of The Brooder

    29
    0
    22
    Apr 5, 2010
    Virginia
    It sounds like that would be possible, just make sure you do the protein calculations carefully. Determine the protein value of the crumbles first. Then determine the protein value of whatever you are going to use as a supplement. Then figure the protein value of the crumbles + supplement by volume of each ingredient to determine the protein value of the combined feed.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  4. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

    7,290
    25
    251
    May 2, 2010
    Missouri
    If you're going for organic, watch out for the soy bean meal! 91% of all soy beans grown in this country are Genetically Modified (GMO), and not something I would want in my chicken feed, and then coming down the line to me through the eggs/meat! There are some very scary things they are crossing into the grains these days, so if you can find GMO free grains, you'd be better off. Here is a link that gives some info on GMO products to watch for, and also just what kind of "things" they are coming up with. This is progress????!

    http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/SG/Home/index.cfm


    Deb
     
  5. Peppermint

    Peppermint Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:But if it is "Organic" then it should not have any GMO ingredients at all. USDA Organic soy is non-GMO. Might depend on the organic certification, I suppose.
     
  6. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Chillin' With My Peeps

    310
    0
    129
    Apr 13, 2009
    spokane, wa
  7. Cooky

    Cooky New Egg

    1
    0
    6
    Jul 6, 2014
    RE: organic chicken feed in Spokane WA.

    You are in luck. I live in central Idaho but drive all the way to Spokane for my corn free, soy free organic chicken feed. Both Northwest Seeds on Sprague & North Division carry it & so does Sun People's Dry Goods. Scratch & Peck is completely unprocessed & in it's natural state, not processed or pelleted. The do have a new non GMO corn feed now too, your choice, but NO soy. They have all the ranges of feed you would need from chick starter to scratch. Go check it out!

    Good luck. (oh, and they are the most reasonably priced I've found)

    Cooky
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by