Switching back to non-organic?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gamefowl guy, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. gamefowl guy

    gamefowl guy Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 21, 2011
    My computer
    I am planning on starting to buy non-organic food again. Is there anything that could immediately damage my bird's health by switching from one to the other? I'm not worried about the chemicals, I don't like GM crops, and I know they are most likely more harmful in the long run, but I really can't afford $25 for #50, which is what it has recently jumped too.
  2. kefiren

    kefiren Chillin' With My Peeps

    i switched back for a different reason. i found that my particular brand of organic feed led to soft shells, where my non-organic did not.

    i think they just didn't have the technology down yet. sort of like i'm not really that happy with my white fillings, though i know that i had to get rid of my mercury ones. it takes a while to perfect things and i hate being the test case.

    anyways, i'm very happy with Poulin.

    i switched back and forth a couple times and had the same results.

    the only thing i would say is switch your food slowly by mixing the two foods for a while.

    at this point, what i'd really love to try is a soy-free organic. don't think i'll change til then.

  3. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    Do half and half for a bit to get them used to it.

    I love my organic chicken feed. It is about $5 more a big bag, but worth it to us. No soft shells. I guess it depends on the brand. [​IMG]
  4. gamefowl guy

    gamefowl guy Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 21, 2011
    My computer
    Thanks to both of you. I mix my own feed so I can adjust what I put in as necessary, so the main reason I am switching is financial. Even with selling birds I just can't sustain $25 dollars a bag for ground corn (non-organic is $10). Soybean meal is about 7-10 dollars more per #50, so I will probably stick with organic just for that. I really don't like GMO's and don't want to support them, but I have to keep my head above water here.

    Around here organic feed is about 27-28 dollars #50 lbs, and non-organic is 17-19 per #50. I do save quite a bit even on that mixing my own.

    Anymore input from anyone??? Any help appreciated!
  5. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    I was happy with my organic feed while I lived in VA. It was $14 and some change for 50lbs.

    Now I'm in KY where they try to sell it for $30+ for 50lbs. That's TWICE as much.

    Needless to say, I switched back to non-organic for financial reasons.


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