Replacing Nutrena All Flock 18%...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by flyin-lowe, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Songster

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    I’ve been using this feed from Rural King for 3 years. Went in today to grab a bag and they were out. Checked the two other stores close by and they were out too. Had customer service check and none of them are getting anymore so she assumed they are no longer going to carry it. Looking for something similar to replace with and will I have much problems getting hens to take a new brand of feed? Without any notice I can’t teally gradually change them over. Their current bucket will be empty tomorrow.
     
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  2. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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    I feed Purina Flock Raiser. I switched to that when my flock became picky with the Nutrena All Flock.
     
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  3. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Songster

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    To be honest I now can't remember exactly why I went with the All Flock. It was recommended to me when I started but I don't know what the justification was at the time. I have only had laying hens, so I'm assuming switching to some type of layer pellets would be a logical choice.
     
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  4. cholland

    cholland Songster

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    I feed an all flock feed, actually a game bird mix because I prefer the higher protien. It comes from a local mill so I can't really recommend a brand.
    With an all flock feed you don't have to consider if they are laying or not, young pullets, or if you have a rooster. Just provide oyster shell on the side. They will eat the calcium they need. Mine really don't touch the oyster shell when they aren't laying. The young pullets just starting gobble it up like their feed.
     
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  5. New2Chicks97

    New2Chicks97 Songster

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    Try Purina flock raiser maybe? That is what my chickens eat. I have flock raiser because we have roosters and some younger POL pullets.
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    x3. I also feed Flock Raiser, with separate oyster shell. It works for everyone, young or old, and actually is more cost effective than the Nutrena, at least here. Whatever you buy needs to be fresh!
    Mary
     
  7. Shamo Hybrid

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    I would just get layer feed since you only have hens.
     
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  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    4x Flock Raiser with Oyster Shell in a separate dish ... No regrets switching from layer, I have only hens & the shells are strong & girls have no issue with it.
     
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  9. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

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    The problem with flock raiser is that in many areas you can't get it in pellets. Crumble is just a waste of time for me. I was happy when my TSC got the 20% Purina All Flock in last month, as it is good for my guineas, but I have no confidence they will keep it in stock.
     
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  10. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    I use this one sometimes. It's quite similar and comes in pellets.
     
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