Poulin Grain Egg Production Plus

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crazyhatlady, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. crazyhatlady

    crazyhatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else feed this to their flock?

    If so can you tell me how you like it?

    I've been feeding it for a month now to my flock. They love it and my yolks are very orange which I like. But I've noticed an off smell in the eggs. Kind of fishy but not over powering and only when cooking.
    There is flaxseed in it but at what quantity I'm not sure. And they get some free ranging when the hawk stays away. So not sure if its something their finding in the yard when the snow melts or if its the feed. They eggs don't taste bad. But I do have a really sensitive nose lately.

    Thank you.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I"ve used poulin product, not sure if it's the same formulation. Liked it just fine. I ferment all of my feed. I buy what ever product I have a discount coupon for from either Blue Seal or TSC (Poulin is not local to me) and notice that it smells different in the ferment bucket (TSC has a much stronger odor) but the birds scoff down what ever I feed them. The big criteria for me is this: "What is the mill date?" If it's more than 2 or 3 weeks past mill date, I'll walk out of the store before buying it.
     
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  3. crazyhatlady

    crazyhatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect the flaxseed. Nutrena Naturewise hearty hen has added flax 3/4 of 1%. Purina Omega 3 is 1% added flax. Supposedly to increase Omega 3 in the yolk. Too much can affect the taste, from what I've read.
    I have not fed either one. So I don't know from experience. GC
     
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  5. crazyhatlady

    crazyhatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just called Poulin and was told it was 5%. So I'm thinking it's the feed. When I'm done using these bags up I'm going back to their layer which doesn't have flaxseed.
     

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