What all brands of poultry feed contain animal bi-products?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kathyinmo, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    The local feed store that I use is closing. There is another Farm and Feed store that is willing to order feed from some companies. What products are available WITH animal bi-products?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Tucker Milling has porcine protein and comes out of Alabama-it's what I use exclusively nowadays. ADM Alliance used to have animal protein and I think it still does, but you'd have to check to be 100% sure on that.


    Tucker Milling uses only the finest ingredients to produce excellent quality nutrition for your birds. We include non-ruminant meat and bone meal to fulfill the omnivorous needs of your poultry. Poultry naturally consume insects and worms when they are free range, but in captivity they need supplements of this in their diet. This gives them the proper protein sources they need and can help curb pecking eggs and each other.​
  3. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    South MS swamps
    That ends up being a tricky question, if only because makers are reticent about publishing ingredient lists.

    I have tags from Nutrena starter and Dumor layer pellets that list "animal protein products", but formulations change sometimes.

    Prime Quality http://primequalityfeeds.com/feeds/poultry_cf_Laymaker.shtml lists animal protein in ingredient lists on their website.

    Or... you can do what I'm getting ready to do -- order some fish meal and Nutri-Balancer and mix your own feeds using your favorite grains. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  4. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    If memory serves me correctly, Nutrena Country Feed contains animal by products but their Nature Wise line does not. If you go to their websites, it takes some digging but you can usually find a list of ingredients.

    My chicks started out on their Nature Wise line and when I went to buy more feed one time, the guy brought out the Country Feed. I was frustrated because you ask for one thing at the register, pay and then go wait by your car and you never know what they will bring out. So I switched to a smaller company that sells primarily in CA and I feel has higher quality ingredients. And the chickens will eat it. They won't touch the Nutrena Country Feed.

    What's really interesting, is the King Brand I'm using now has less % calcium than the Nutrena. But it must be in a form that is more readily absorbed by chickens because they don't touch their oyster shells on this new feed. And their shells are just as thick and strong as ever.

    So definitely do your homework and watch to see what the chickens like and what they eat and how they looks and perform on that feed.
  5. Raelyn

    Raelyn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    Central North Carolina
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Buckeye Feed, Kent, Evergreen, and Blue Seal should all have Animal Proteins in it.
    You can even use a 18 to 20 percent game bird feed that contains Animal Proteins.

  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Oh, thank you! I found a farm that orders Kent Feeds. That's what I will do!
    Thanks again!
  8. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    I would look Kent up. if I remember right they do not carry animal protien anymore. I can vouce for ADM I use them myself even have to travel 30 miles to get it. There feed is also called Pen Pals.
  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I bought some Kent feed today.
    Home Fresh Extra Egg 16 (that's all they had left today).

    Crude Protein, min 16.0%
    Lysine, min 0.75%
    Methionine, min 0.37%
    Crude Fat, min 2.5%
    Crude Fiber, max 4.8%
    Calcium (Ca), min 3.3%
    Calcium (Ca), max4.3%
    Phosphorus (P), min 0.6%
    Salt (NaCl), min 0.2%
    Salt (NaCl), max 0.7%
    Vitamin A, min 4275 IU/lb
    Vitamin D3, min 1070 IU/lb
    Vitamin E, min 14 IU/lb

    Ground Corn, Soybean meal, Corn Distillers, Dried Grains with Solubles, Wheat Middlings, Fish Meal, Vegetable Oil, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calsium Carbonate, Salt, Dried Aspergillus, Demethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (source of Vit K activity), Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Reed-Sedge Peat, Salt of Butyric Acid, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Maganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfare, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Selenium Yeast.
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Quote:Kent HighFlyer should still have animal protein in it.
    If not you can top dress the feed with Bil-Jack small breed select it is;

    Crude Protein, not less than 26.0%
    Crude Fat, not less than 15.0%
    Crude Fiber, not more than 4.0%
    Moisture, not more than 10.0%
    Arginine, not less than 1.25%
    Leucine, not less than 1.50%
    Lysine, not less than 1.10%
    Methionine, not less than 0.50%
    Omega-6 Fatty Acids, not less than 2.70%*
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids, not less than 0.30%*

    Chicken, Chicken By-Products (organs only, source of arginine), Corn Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Oatmeal, Whole Yams, Brewers Dried Yeast and Flaxseed.


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