Soy-free pellets in NJ

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Axelorox, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Axelorox

    Axelorox New Egg

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    Anyone know of soy-free layer pellets I can purchase in north NJ (preferably w/in 50 miles of 07054)? I've searched high and low, but the only ones I can find are far away in the country with high shipping costs. Unfortunately it has to be pellets because my chickens don't eat loose grain feed (they pick out a few seed types they like and brush the rest aside, very wasteful).
     
  2. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Nutrena took over the Agway Brand of Hearty Hen soy free layer pellets, so if you have an Agway or a Nutrena dealer they may be able to get them for you if they don't stock them. It is an 18% feed. Nature's Best Organic is carried at TSC & Southern States stores. Will not help now, but any day now they are coming out with soy free layer pellets that will be carried at TSC. These are organic, so will be higher priced. They are out of Kreamer PA & make a great organic feed.
     
  3. Axelorox

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    Hm, any idea on idea on when the Nature's Best Organic one will come out? Looks like the Nutrena feed is not organic. GMO grains are another big no-no for me.
     
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I was in contact with them last week & they are still tweeking the formula. It was supposed to be by summer which is fast approaching. I don't need layer feed until early August, so I am good with waiting! I will let you know if I hear or perhaps go to their website organicfeeds.com or on the FB page & ask, so they know we are waiting! They already know I am getting antsy!
     
  5. Axelorox

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    Thanks for sharing. I sent them an email; will post if I hear back.
     
  6. Axelorox

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    They told me it'll be in stores August/September. I guess until then I'll have to suck up the shipping costs for other brands.
     
  7. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    That is disappointing! There is a no soy organic pellet made in Atglen Chester County PA by Organic Unlimited (organicfeedmill.com). They don't have a real wide distribution, but perhaps a farm near you gets it delivered. A long shot I know, but you could contact them & see. Nature's Best has been promising me a soy free for about 3 years. Everyone else already has one, save Purina. I realize it is harder to formulate a higher protein level without soy, but it is taking forever! They have had the tease on their website for about six months. I may have to go a different route in August myself. I have Scratch & Peck locally, but would probably opt for my local soy free organic mash. Mash is not a long term solution for me either, as we take many 3-4 day weekends & it doesn't flow well in the feeder. Thanks for the info!
     
  8. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    http://www.greenmountainfeeds.com/dealers/ Just thought of this feed. They have a soy free pellet. Eric the owner has been on this board. I was lucky to get to try this feed several years ago, thanks to his generosity. Can't get it near me. If my link works it appears there are three dealers that may be close enough in NY. One is on LI. Good luck!
     

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