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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Molliep2, Feb 4, 2019.
I'm interested in any recommendations on a good layer feed for hens? Thanks!
I use Purina.
some of us think purina is horrible
which feed do you use?
I am in Washington State I use redbridge
What does your local store carry? (easier/usually the cheapest)
Or are you willing to mail order and have feed shipped to you? (Pricey)
You may find this helpful:
Feed Comparison Spreadsheet
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.
Home Fresh Extra Egg available form Kent Feeds and Blue Seal Feeds dealers from Maine to Colorado.
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.