Prince Brand Feed - Pros/Cons/First Hand Experience?

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aart, so sorry I misread your post.
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I read it as 'price brand' instead! I've never seen Prince feed here, no opinion. Mary
 

Jen Powell

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I am wondering the same thing. I usually have been getting Dumor from Tractor Supply, which is an hour drive away. We have a local auto parts store that is now adding a lot of animal feeds (which is such a wonderful thing) so I don't have to drive an hour if we run out of chicken or duck food - But they only carry Prince brand. I haven't been able to find many reviews. I did read one thread on this site where somebody said their chickens LOVE the Prince food. I think Prince is more of a regional company (out of Wisconsin) so that may be why there aren't many reviews. I even tried googling them but I mostly came up with the company website. I guess I'll have to see how my hens like it.
 

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I am wondering the same thing. I usually have been getting Dumor from Tractor Supply, which is an hour drive away. We have a local auto parts store that is now adding a lot of animal feeds (which is such a wonderful thing) so I don't have to drive an hour if we run out of chicken or duck food - But they only carry Prince brand. I haven't been able to find many reviews. I did read one thread on this site where somebody said their chickens LOVE the Prince food. I think Prince is more of a regional company (out of Wisconsin) so that may be why there aren't many reviews. I even tried googling them but I mostly came up with the company website. I guess I'll have to see how my hens like it.
I've used both the broiler finisher and the starter...results are seem good.
Only thing I'm not so happy about is the freshness leaves something to be desired.
 

Bugpreisler

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Just bought some organic 16% crumble for pullets. I'll let you know how it goes!
 

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aart

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Just bought some organic 16% crumble for pullets. I'll let you know how it goes!
I was unable to continue to get fresh Prince feed in the formula I wanted from my local distributor(long story).

That lot number tells me that feed was manufactured on the 214th day of 2017,
but I'd ask your seller to confirm or deny that...and tell you how to read the lot/date code correctly if I've misinterpreted.

AFAIK they use the Julian date system. The last 3 numbers may be lot number and/or mfg location.

I bought this one mid-May 2017, so just about a month old.
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Bugpreisler

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Oh my goodness! I didn't even think of that! I figured I was buying from a local feed store and therefore getting fresh. I will have to ask them or do something research. I'm just looking for some healthy organic feed that I don't have to ship from scratch and peck. I'll let you know what they say about the lot number
 

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Freshness depends on local market, they can't buy more until stock is sold,
and sometimes stock management leaves much to be desired, and local buyers can be inconsistent so stock is harder to manage.
 

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