Walmart scratch?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tanichca, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Hello! Little short on time, but how good is the scratch you buy at Walmart for feeding your flock? My sis says it has a lot of junk in it.
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I've bought it and my chickens ate it betterr than what I got from the farmers co-op.
     
  3. Hot2Pot

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    well for one thing it only has 40 lbs instead of 50. But better than nothing if you are out
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Just wanted to be sure. Big sis said that that feed had feces and plastic in it [​IMG] but I just need some to get me through the next few weeks, until after the holiday.
     
  5. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well... after all, it is Walmart!
     
  6. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont use scatch as feed only a treat. I use 16% crumbles and 18 or 20% protein pellets whichever I can get every morning and then in the evening before they go up for the night they get a couple of handfuls of scratch. They need the extra calories in the winter to stay warm. As far as Wal-mart goes not sure I would buy feed there. I would buy locally produced feed at co-op. Its been handled less and keeps the money in your community and not sent somewhere else.
     
  7. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Most of the time, I buy from a local family-owned feed store here. But my family doesn't have much money at all right now, and that store sells scratch at $17 as compared to $11 at walmart.
    I feed scratch as feed for a few months a year, have been for years, and I never have anything bad happen. [​IMG]
     
  8. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought this would save me $4 but it was more like a waste of $7 [​IMG]

    My birds were not too fond of it, but I guess they might have just been used to their usual crumble. I suppose if I would have mixed the scratch with the crumble and gradually fed it to them, I might have had better luck.
     
  9. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh for the record, I have no problem with Walmart quality. I might try the scratch again. My kids and I eat Walmart food and don't have any problems. [​IMG]
     
  10. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Recently Hope broke an egg and found a rice grain sized piece of metal in it. Has anyone else every gotten a foreign object in a egg?
     

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