Q: What research does Purina do on their feeds?

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by JenniO11, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. JenniO11

    JenniO11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A: Each bag of Purina Poultry feed is supported by strong research and successful trials. Before a new feed is offered to our customers, we perfect the recipe.

    We know our feeds work, because we feed them to our own flock. Each day, we measure feed and water intake, egg production and overall bird health. In addition, we monitor egg nutrients, shell strength and the quality of egg whites and egg yolks – all with the goal of providing the best nutrition to our flock.

    Our research is supported by decades of poultry studies. Chickens and other poultry have been a vital part of Purina research since 1926. In this time, we’ve conducted more than 5,700 poultry studies with the goal of delivering the best in nutrition, quality and value to help you support optimal egg nutrition and bird health.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What is the average daily water intake of a growing, non-laying pullet vs a laying hen?

    -Kathy
     
  3. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Water is very important for a chicken’s digestive process, as it is needed to soften their feed to pass through their digestive tract. When it comes to how much water chickens consume, the answer is simple: as much as they want. Access to free-choice clean, fresh water is a must.

    Adult chickens usually drink 2-3 times more water than they consume in feed per day. Depending on the size of the chicken and temperature, adult chickens can consume up to 2-3 cups of water per day. Intake will vary with environmental temperature, size of bird, quality of the water, etc.
    For baby chicks, a quart-sized canning jar is adequate for a dozen chicks or so. For larger flocks, I recommend at least one gallon of water per 50 chicks. Be sure to have enough waterer space such that all chicks have adequate access.
     
  4. peggyparker

    peggyparker New Egg

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    Are there any plans for Purina to develop an organic feed for chickens?
     
  5. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    Purina markets an organic feed under the Organic Pride label...
     
  6. MorganC

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    If so much research is done on feeds, how can consumers know what the results are or are they just supposed to trust any Purina employee?
    Just a thought....proof is in the pudding...
     
  7. slayed

    slayed Out Of The Brooder

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    I would imagine it is private research. But tons of research from universities can be found on google.
     
  8. peggyparker

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    Thanks MeepBeep!
     
  9. MorganC

    MorganC Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, it may be private research. But there's the point.
    Many of the university studies are not labeled as to who's feed it is.
    If it's such a great feed (not saying it is or isn't) where's the proof?

    Just did a Google search for poultry studies by Purina. There's studies for dogs but not a single one for poultry in the first three pages of results...
     

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