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Purina Layena vs Nature's Best organic

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shamrockmommy, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. shamrockmommy

    shamrockmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone fed either/both of these and how did your chickens do? Mine are finishing a50/50 mix of Countryside Organics (love the idea, but the hens won't eat the powder) mixed with Purina start and grow non medicated. TSC was out of Nature's Best start/grow (of course! they never have what I want when I need it!), and so I grabbed a bag of the purina instead. They do like it, and are doing just fine, in fact poo doesn't stink... less than when they were on 100% CO.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    I've been happy with the Purina feeds, and mostly feed Flock Raiser with oyster shell on the side. I haven't been willing to spend $$$ for organic feeds, and 'certified organic' is way more of a project than I'm willing to get involved with. I don't have any idea about the quality of the organic feed that you have, and if the birds don't want to eat it, that can't be the best for your flock. Organic is wonderful, but has nothing to do with the quality or balance of the diet. Mary
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used both & prefer the Nature's Best, but of course it depends on what you are looking for. TSC has Nature's Best at a great price, but it is still much more than Purina. I get about 2 weeks longer out of it than Purina etc. & the girls always lay well, but YMMV. Purina always smelled like stale beer to me & I have never had that problem with Nature's Best. My TSC only carries layer in the 40 lb. bags.
     
  4. henless

    henless Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also use the Purina Flock Raiser with oyster shell on the side. I really like it and so do my hens, pullets, cockerels and babies. I love that it is a feed that everyone can eat and do good on. The eggs taste really good on this feed too, which is a big plus for me. I was feeding Texas Naturals, a non gmo, non soy feed. The eggs did not taste near as good as they do now. The chickens seem to do better on this feed.
     

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