Transitioning to a soy/ corn free feed? advice? Cascade feed...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vjbakke, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We will be switching from Organic pride grower ( corn and soy based) to Magill Ranch Casdade organic grower witch is corn and soy free. What is the best way to transition to this new feed? I have e mailed Magill Ranch about this however have not heard back yet.

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  2. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. fargosmom

    fargosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You probably won't have any problems at all. I was using Nutrena layer pellets. When I put the Cascade mash into the feeder you'd think the girls hadn't eaten in a week. All you could hear was "UMMM NOM NOM NOM NOM" . Eggs from it (and all their other goodies) are beautiful. Zero complaints here (except I wish I could get someone to stock it locally). Enjoy, you lucky birdies!!
     
  4. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed Cascade Organic soy and corn free mash and my girls love it and lay beautifully. [​IMG]

    Any transition should be done slowly. Start by adding 10-25% of the new feed and the balance the older feed. Continue increasing the new feed and decreasing the old feed every 3 days or so until complete switch completed in no less than 12 days. This helps them get used to it (chickens dislike change) and therefore avoids any stress in doing so.
     
  5. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I should have enough of the old feed to transition from.
     

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