Spout Layer feed vs. Feed Mill feed???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JeninMN, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. JeninMN

    JeninMN Songster

    Apr 3, 2008

    We've been feeding ours the layer feed from Fleet Farm which has run us about $10 a week for 50 lbs....

    I just found out we have a feed mill ( i dont get around much!!) here in town that sells the feed that they mix there for $17 for 100lbs....so that would essentially give us 1 bag of feed free a month if we switch...

    Looking for those of you that would have pros / cons for switching their feed from Sprout layer to feed mill mixed feed?

    Should I maybe mix the 2 together if we do decide to switch? Atleast then it wouldn't be a complete change over?

    Thank you!

    Jen in MN
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009

  2. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Gray Court, SC
    Only thing I ever heard about changing their feed is they might stop laying eggs for awhile. So I was always told to never change feed brands.
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    For $80 a year difference, I would switch to the feed mill stuff. I think mixing at first would be a good idea. I switched a while back and had no change in egg laying.

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