Purina SunFresh Recipe

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TillinWithMyPeeps, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Is this good stuff?

    Isn't it just regular Purina chicken feed?

    Is there a better nationally branded food or is it all pretty much the same?
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 10 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I think it's become their regular feed. There are quite a few good feeds out there, not just Purina
  3. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008

    Does anyone else use this kind of food for their chickens?

    I need to start the chicks on the Start and Grow, right? The Purina website got me confused. [​IMG]
  4. swampwander

    swampwander Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Mims, Fl
    I used the Start and Grow for my girls when they were chicks and now use the pelleted Layena. There is less waste with the pelleted layena than the crumbles. It is the most commonly carried feed here which has no meat products in it. I got a little annoyed when I first started down this road a few years ago looking at feed in different places that had chiken by products in them.
  5. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Songster

    May 21, 2008
    I started out with the start and grow and now use the Purina sunfresh crumbles, my girls love it, and did not like when the feed store did not have any and had to use a substitute. So in other words, I use it and like it [​IMG]
  6. I use the sunfresh start and grow for my chicks.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    My original flock was raised on it. Later, after research, I changed future flock additions to a starter that still contained animal protein, which is also much cheaper than Purina, but excellent quality. Sunfresh is a good feed, but vegetarian, though there have been some complaints since Land o Lakes bought Purina about quality from some people.
  8. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Speckledhen, what brand of feed do you buy that still has animal protein? I am having a terrible time finding animal protein feeds around here. I was buying Nutrina, but my feed stores have quit handling it saying the price has gone up out of reach.
  9. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    i love their scratch, lots of grains not just corn like some others

    i tryed nutrina, i thought it made the chicks stink, not just their poo but their skin
    i went back to purina and the stink was gone [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    ADM Alliance Pen Pals, Faithway Feeds, Tucker Milling and Buckeye all have animal protein still.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: