What Brand Of Feed Do U?

tobin123

Songster
10 Years
Mar 4, 2009
908
2
139
fountaintown,indiana
So i was wondering what brand of feed do u feed and do u think that feed can make a difference?I belive so for a couple of reason like when i feed the purina the yolks are so reddish orange and they lay so great.But when i used other feed the laying slowed and the yoke was not so.I did stick with each type for 5 months and tried 6 kinds for the past 2 years and i think the feed makes a big difference.What do u think??//
 

Toril

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 16, 2010
62
2
39
Virginia Coast
I have used Layena Layer Pellets with good results, but they don't have an organic version. I went to Blue Seal Organic layer feed, but have had very poor yield this summer. It's also been a crazy hot summer here, so that may be why.

I just ordered organic feed from this farm: http://www.countrysidenatural.com/ - they deliver to a farm near me where I know the owners, so I saved a bunch on shipping that way. Just started mixing in that feed today - it smells strong compared to the Blue Seal! I'll report back to let you know how it works.
 

bigspringshatchery

Songster
9 Years
Jun 26, 2010
809
5
131
Roanoke Alabama
I buy all my feed from my local co op. I use their brand and have had great results. I have 10 hens that are laying right now and been getting on average 8-9 eggs a day. So I think I'll just keep using it.
 

Kansaseq

Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum
10 Years
Feb 12, 2009
3,723
34
226
NE Kansas
Layena, Nutrena, or Orscheln's brand; just depends on how low I am on feed, and how close I am to a particular store! Layena is my favorite, though.
 

CoyoteMagic

RIP ?-2014
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
7,459
39
283
only the shadow knows.....
Purina Flock Raiser. Cheaper than buying multiple bags of feed for different ages and types of birds. I will feed one bag of Purina Start&Grow Medicated then all chicks are on Flock Raiser. 20% protein I offer oyster shell free choice.

My birds are big an healthy. Never had any problem with diseases
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
15,506
432
358
My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
What Coyote Magic said, for the same reason. Only I use Nutrena Grower/Finisher feed instead of Purina FlockRaiser. Plus the free choice crushed oyster shell. And BOSS tossed in the run in the mornings so I can get from feeder and waterer to the next without tripping over chickens.

Different "treats" in the afternoons, most days.
 
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squiqwe

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 16, 2010
64
0
29
Cortland,Ohio
Squiqwe's brand, I make my own. I have a small flock,9 hens,
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so I can afford to make it.
 

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