Organic (or NON-GMO) All Flock ???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tigger19687, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. tigger19687

    tigger19687 Songster

    So I feed Organic to my hens.
    Want to get some chicks and do the raising in the coop with the Mamma Heating pad. That is if it ever stops snowing where I can get in and make it.

    BUT I can't find All Flock that is Non-GMO or Organic -- with out spending $40 a bag !

    Anyone done this?

    The hens eat Crumbles so that is not the issue. Issue is it is layer feed. Was hoping to switch to All Flock, or maybe a Grower ? I am just limited here with what is available
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Ya, I couldn't find it either. :hmm

    I decided if I wanted to go that way... I would just have to go with starter and OS on the side for the ladies. I don't believe the 22% protein (max I've seen in starter) will harm your ladies.

    And nope... haven't seen it for less than about $40 ish.
     
  3. tigger19687

    tigger19687 Songster

    I think Green Mountain has a Non-gmo broiler (just like a starter/grower and not organic cert) for like $30/50# in NH.

    I already have OS on the side anyway.

    Le Sigh :(
     
  4. song of joy

    song of joy Crowing

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    I use Nature's Best Organic Chick Starter/Grower as an all-flock feed for my entire flock year-round (laying hens, roosters, cockerels, pullets, chicks, birds in molt). It's organic and non-GMO, but I don't know if it's sold in New England.
     
  5. tigger19687

    tigger19687 Songster

    @song of joy Yes we have that at TSC.
    I never thought about it as an All Flock, but it is only 18% . How well do they do during Molt ?
    I didn't realize that different manufacturers also called them Grower. I just assumes that was just for Meat birds and formulated as such.

    I lied about the price of GM non-GMO broiler/grower. It is $20 in NH, and 21% protein.
    That is a better price then I thought !
    Now to get them to eat it. Had issues before, maybe they won't be so picky now.
     
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  6. song of joy

    song of joy Crowing

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    They seem to do very well on it, even during the molt. They also free-range spring, summer and fall (while also having access to the feed) so it's hard to know how much total protein they're getting.
     
  7. tigger19687

    tigger19687 Songster

    TY
     

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