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Patriot Feed anyone?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thoth3g, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. thoth3g

    thoth3g Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone here used this feed? This is what I'm thinking about using. The first year they will all be the same development but starting the second year I might start using the grower feed and then put out free choice oyster shell.

    Anyone used this?

    http://patriotfarmandfeed.com/buy-feed/
     
  2. thoth3g

    thoth3g Out Of The Brooder

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    Does this feed look good to you nutritionally? It looks like it is mostly mixed grain of different sorts.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Layers need minimum 16% protein and 3-4% calcium.
    Growing chicks and Molters need more protein and no calcium.
    Any non laying birds needs less calcium.


    I like to feed an 'all flock' 20% protein crumble to all ages and genders, as non-layers(chicks, males and all molting birds) do not need the extra calcium that is in layer feed and chicks and molters can use the extra protein. Makes life much simpler to store and distribute one type of chow that everyone can eat and have calcium available at all times for the layers, oyster shell mixed with rinsed, dried, crushed chicken egg shells in a separate container.

    The higher protein crumble offsets the 8% protein scratch grains and other kitchen/garden scraps I like to offer.
     
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  4. thoth3g

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    I like the idea of feeding something that is good for all stages. I have to stick to something that can be fed to a sizeable flock effectively. (definitely in the 50lb bag quantity!)

    What do you think about feeding the 20% protein in max grow and then offering free choice oyster shells?

    http://patriotfarmandfeed.com/product/maxgrow/

    The Patriot brand feed comes from a family operation in WA. It seems like a pretty pure feed if it's actually adequate. Mostly just kicking around different possibilities but part of me wants to stay away from the big mills...
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Why? Is it a certain ingredient that would effect taste?
     
  7. thoth3g

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    Yes. He said that the 18% protein Broiler NCS contains fish meal that may flavor the eggs. 20% Maxgrow can be used with additional calcium. Basically that it does tend to bleed to the eggs.
     
  8. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ask him what percentage of the feed is fish meal. I've read that 5-6% won't affect egg flavor. 10% or higher likely would. I am using 5-6% fish meal and do not notice any fish flavors in the eggs and I have a very sensitive nose and pallet, as does my wife.
     
  9. thoth3g

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    After looking again I notice the 18% protein broiler food is $5 per bag more expensive than the 20% protein maxgrow! Think I will stick with the max! I notice this feed looks very powdery though...
     

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