Organic Feeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dreammaker8482, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. dreammaker8482

    dreammaker8482 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am curious to see if anyone feeds organic chicken feed to their chickens. I know I love organic foods myself and I feed it to my dogs and cat, and they do really on it. Any advice would be great![​IMG]
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I do! If I'm going to be eating the eggs and chicken, I don't want anything else. It is more expensive but I feel my long term health and that of my family is worth it.
     
  3. CreamPuff

    CreamPuff Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree, I only have 4 hens, I don't worry about the cost, I try to eat all organic when I can find it, so why not eat organic eggs?
     
  4. momnwife

    momnwife New Egg

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    Where do you purchase your organic feed? I haven't searched too much yet but need to find a reliable source. Just wondering where other people buy their organic food.

    Thanks!
    Angie
    and my 12 girls
     
  5. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

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    When I just had a few laying hens, I fed Blue Seal Organic Life layer feed. If you have a local feed store that is a Blue Seal dealer they might be able to special order it for you--that's what my feed store did.

    We always eat organically grown produce when it is in season/available and use a lot of natural products, so I felt that it was worth it to do the same for my laying hens. Now that I have several dozen chickens, bottom line is I just cannot afford it--a regular bag of layer feed costs me $12, organic over $20. So now I just feed the non-organic. But if I had only a few hens or had the means to afford it, I would definitely still feed the organic.
     
  6. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we feed our 4 girls organic, too (i order it through my work, so with my discount, it costs me the same as if i were paying regular price for non-organic!). as with the other posters, we eat organic whenever possible, too - and want the best for the peeps AND their eggs!
     
  7. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used layena but was searching for organic. And my feed store just started carrying it so now they get organic.
     
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We feed a couple hundred chickens on organic feed. Bulk price makes it affordable.
     
  9. dreammaker8482

    dreammaker8482 Out Of The Brooder

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    I talked to my feed mill guy today (he is wonderful [​IMG]) and he is going to start special ordering it for me since I asked him really, really nicely. That made my weekend.
     

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