Suggestions for layer feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Molliep2, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Molliep2

    Molliep2 Chirping

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    I'm interested in any recommendations on a good layer feed for hens? Thanks!
     
  2. I use Purina.
     
  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    some of us think purina is horrible
     
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  4. Molliep2

    Molliep2 Chirping

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    which feed do you use?
     
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  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    I am in Washington State I use redbridge
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    What does your local store carry? (easier/usually the cheapest)
    Or are you willing to mail order and have feed shipped to you? (Pricey)
     
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    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

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  8. MillefleurGirl137

    MillefleurGirl137 Songster

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    It depends on what you want. Regular or Non-GMO? Organic maybe? Sometimes, if you willing to get the best, look at the feed labels. Think about it, you're eventually going to eat what's in their feed by eggs. A good rule of thumb: if there's something you can't pronounce in the label, your chickens' body probably can't pronounce it either.
    Then, you'll probably be getting those ingredients too.
     
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  9. Home Fresh Extra Egg available form Kent Feeds and Blue Seal Feeds dealers from Maine to Colorado.
     
  10. Timothy Menezes

    Timothy Menezes Songster

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    I have only have bad luck with one feed. It was a small no name super cheap feed. I switched to Purina and the issues cleared up. Since then I have also tried Nutrena and King (local central Ca feedmill) feed good results.

    I am curious why Purina would be thought of as horrible? They aren't the high end custom option for sure, but would think of them as a solid mid range option. After trying their basic layer I went to their Omega 3 layer which my chickens seemed to do very well on.

    For my layers I am currently using Nutrena hearty Hen, 18% soy free with Omega 3. The nonlaying pullets and rooster are on King brand 17% shower/grower.
     

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