Organic Flock Raiser

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by odysseychicken, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. odysseychicken

    odysseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been feeding my chickens New Country Organics grower. They will be laying soon and I am trying to decide what feed to go with. I was going to continue with New Country Organics layer. I want to keep organic. My chickens free range 90% of the time. I have been wondering if a higher protein flock raise with oyster shell free choice would be better for them. I just can't seem to find an organic, non-GMO flock raiser. Are their any big brands that carry it? Does anyone know of any local brands in Connecticut? Is their a down side to using flock raiser as their primary feed?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    If your grower is non medicated you can continue to feed that, or switch to an all flock when and if you find one. My flock is 100% free range, layer wasn't enough protein, my birds are doing much better since I switched. Most chickens continue to grow past the first year and require extra protein, switching to layer too soon can cause troubles. Always provide oyster shells in a separate dish free choice.
     
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  4. odysseychicken

    odysseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the responses. I have had my "ah ha!" moment. The suggestion to keep them on the grower sounded intriguing to me. Then it was stated that Blue Seal carries a flock raiser that they call start/broiler. Then I put 2 and 2 together and realized that the grower I am using is referred to as starter/broiler on the label. So, I guess I can keep them on it with oyster shell free choice.

    Thanks!
     

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