Organic feed recommendations?

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  1. StovallChick

    StovallChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! We're new to chickens and have 6 baby chicks that are 3 weeks old. We've been feeding them manna pro organic chick starter from TSC, but those little 5 pound bags are adding up fast. Does anyone have any good organic feed they reccomend that's more cost effective? Locally would be preferred (we're south of Ft Worth Tx) but we can order online if need be. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Remember that depending on the breeds you have, feed conversion will be two to three pounds of feed per pound body weight. Six birds reaching six pounds each is a minimum of ninety pounds of feed! Never mind spillage, etc. Get big bags of whatever! Try googling organic chicken feed in your area, or call all the feed stores, and check here on the Texas thread. You want FRESH feed, not something that sat in a warehouse somewhere. Feeding all organic is tricky; to be consistant, it includes every snack/ treat/ table scrap that they get. And welcome! Mary
     
  3. StovallChick

    StovallChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Mary, will do! Yes ours will be big, we have 3 buff Orps and 3 RIReds. We're thinking to add a couple barred rocks too lol. We've only had chicks for 3 weeks and we're addicted!! lol Luckily we eat all organic veggies so our scraps for them should be easy. So far I tried to give them some celery but they weren't interested lol I think it was too early for them :)
     
  4. CliffB

    CliffB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TSC just started carrying organic chick starter/grower for $24.99 for a 50lb bag.
     
  5. StovallChick

    StovallChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wow!! Which TSC did you visit? Or do you order online? I may have to ask ours if they can order it, I've only seen the tiny 5 pound bags [​IMG]
     
  6. chickybuddy100

    chickybuddy100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg im gonna start getting that I couldn't find organic feed anywhere in a reasonable sized bag but now I can yaayyyy
     
  7. CliffB

    CliffB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's only available through April so stock up.

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  8. StovallChick

    StovallChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wow!! Ill have to ask mine if they can order some!! Thanks!
     
  9. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    What brand is this organic feed? I see they have Organic Pride (Purina) on the TSC website in select stores. Haven't seen it in PA yet, but it may make it here like Nutrena regular feed finally did. I mentioned that to the clerk & he laughed. They carry Nature's Best in my store for $18.99/10lbs. I have no idea who would buy that when many feed stores around here carry Nature's Best for $35/50 lbs.
     
  10. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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