Organic feed vs regular feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lisebarb, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. lisebarb

    lisebarb Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know that organic feed is twice the price but can anyone comment on the nutritional value of either type?

    Ideally I'd like to feed my gals as chemical and additive-free as possible - I raise composting worms which I intend to use to supplement their feed during the winter months.

    Since raising chickens is something new for us, we have tons of questions. I've been reading the posts here to get educated and already have learned so much.

    Thanks to everyone!
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nutritionally no difference. Really!
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i can't comment on the nutritional value, only personal experience. i recently purchased Organic Pride Layer 16% Crumble (made by Country Acres Feed Company in Brentwood MO). Where my girls had been wasting and billing out the food before, they started scarfing this one down. i am seeing almost no food waste at all. Someone asked me if they were pooing less or if it smelled less stinky. Maybe, although i can't really be sure.

    it costs more, but my chickens are more pets than property, and i enjoy giving them something they enjoy.
     
  5. werblessd1s

    werblessd1s Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. rSpriggs

    rSpriggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Interestingly, you'll save $10 by ordering 2 of the #25 pounders, than 1 50 lbr . . .
     

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