what brand of feed do you use?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shaggy, May 14, 2009.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    curious ... chick feed, chick grow, laying feed etc.
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8A East Texas
    Purina SunFresh FlockRaiser - 20% protein
    Rolled Oats
    BOSS
     
  3. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purina Chick starter
     
  4. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    Quote:Yes, they do. At different times in development. What are you trying to feed, specifically??

    Chicks get chick feed Tyndel

    In between chick stage and layer, they get Grower/Developer I think Purina, only found one company and I am drawing a blank

    When they start laying, layer feed. Tyndel or Nutrena

    I guess I don't understand what you are asking. edit 'Brand' , sorry, lol.

    Cheri
     
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  5. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purina Starter/Grower
     
  6. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool


    looks like most people use Purina ... just wanted to make sure that when i go buy some feed i get decent quality stuff.


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    i am still doing chick feed ... my 2 chicks (2 weeks old) have gone through 1/2 gallon of ?chick grow? crumbles in 5 days


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    what is BOSS?
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    B.O.S.S. = black oil sunflower seed

    I use a proprietary brand called "OMC." It's made by the Orangeburg Milling Company, thus the name.

    I live in commercial poultry country and this mill is a big supplier to the biz, locally. Their feed is both sound, fresh and of good quality.
    They make chick grower/starter, laying pellets and all purpose feed. I've used all three, but usually stick to the two poultry specific feeds.

    It is also available at the local grocery store, where it sells in great quantity for $9-11/bag. I was there yesterday and was talking with their local rep, Lynwood. He told me it is basically the same feed sold to the commercial buyers, just repackaged for the general public. According to him, it is only ten to fifteen cents more locally, than if I drove the 60 miles to get it at the mill itself.
    While we chatted, 3 bags flew away in the hands of eager buyers.
    "See," he said, "...sells like hot cakes!"


    I know I like it.
     
  8. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MG Chicken Feed is what I'm giving my Polish flock of chicks
     
  9. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
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    i get my egg layer & feed from Walmart [​IMG] (most people hate this...)
     
  10. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    PenPals made by ADM

    Chick starter/grower
    Layer crumble
    Show pellets [​IMG]
     

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