Wanting opinions on Purina Starter/Grower

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gvntofly05, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    Had to go to TSC yesterday to get more feed for my 3 wk old chicks. I was feeding them the Dumor starter but since TSC is not going to have it anymore I bought a 50lb bag of the Purina Starter & Grower. It was actually a dollar less then the bags of Dumor Starter!

    When I got home and opened the bag I really liked the way the crumbles looked. To me they just looked better than the Dumor crumbles. I have a few other places I may look into for feed if necessary.

    So my question is what do you think of the Purina Starter & Grower, like it, hate it, why?
  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I only use the purina brand (mainly because my local feedstore is a purina dealer [​IMG] ) but I have tried the Dumor brand before and didn't care for it.

    seems that I recall Dumor smells different, too [​IMG] more icky smelling. (especially if it gets wet - like if you're using it for ducklings.)

    Last edited: Oct 9, 2009
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I use it exclusively and have had really great results. I do have to grind it up in the blender for the little hatchlings, and usually grind it for them for a few weeks. It really kick starts their development.
  4. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    Well so far my chicks seem to love it! I'm hoping the smell from their poop won't be as bad now, I've read that some people said their coops and brooders stunk real bad when they were feeding Dumor feed. I guess I'll know in a few days.
  5. Kacey's Krazee's

    Kacey's Krazee's Songster

    Aug 8, 2009
    Normangee, Texas
    This is my first go round with brooding/raising chickens. My batch of 24 chicks have been fed this since day one. I didn't grind anything, they ate the dust and smaller pieces. I haven't lost a single baby.
    My coop doesn't smell in the least, and the girls are now 5/6 wks old.
  6. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I am finding that I am scraping much less poo off the bpards with the Purina feeds vs the Dumor.
  7. rstampa

    rstampa Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Tampa, Florida
    I always used Purina feed. They never seem to get tired of it. Start Grow is in my opinion is the best.[​IMG]
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I raised my chicks on the Purina Start 'N Grow and they did very, very well on it. Switched to Purina Layena crumbles now that they're older and they look great and lay lot's of eggs. I've heard that too about the chicks/chickens poop smelling worse on the Dumor.
  9. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vernon Texas
    Purina Layer pellets and whole corn.
    30% blackoil sunflower and 70% scratch
    alfalfa hay
  10. HappySlappyFarm

    HappySlappyFarm In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2009
    Massillon, OH
    Quote:I saw that TSC had Purina today for the first time. Never saw it there before. Here, it was $1 more than Dumor. Are they really going to quit selling the Dumor feed?
    I saw the Purina in the layer, only.

    You know what.... After reading all your posts I think I'll exchange the unopened bag of Dumor tomorrow for the Purina Layena. My chickens crap smells so bad & I swear there seems to be SOOOO much of it. I have 10 chicks together in a box & 17 chickens in the coop. It is SO hard to keep up on the poop scooping. I've read many other posts etc on here & I swear my chickens poop more than they should be! I get blisters from raking poo so much. ITS BAD!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Most of them are bantams.
    Any thoughts???
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009

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