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What brand/type of poultry feed do you use?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Attack Chicken, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Ok I am sick of getting the Purina Flock Raiser that is just dust in the bag. My chickens just flick it out of their hanging feed and the quail just seem to want to dustbathe in it. I miss the Kent feed that the TSC here used to sell and can't find anywhere else close that sells it. There is a place that carries Hubbard? feed but would it be good for quail to? I talked to a guy that runs a feed/seed store and they carry a gamebird feed that starts with a S i think and it's from TN but i couldn't find it anywhere on Google.

    So what do you all use? I use crumbles.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2010

  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    I get my feed made with my recipe at the local co-op. you can see whats in it.
  3. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    My chickens like the crumbles best. The local feed store has something they call crumbles, but it's more like half mash and half super small crumbles. They will NOT eat anything powdery at ALL. The TSC here has Purina Layer Crumbles, and so far it's what they are eating. It gets gobbled up pretty fast, so they must like it! Also give cracked corn and assorted veggies and stuff like yogurt, fruit, leftover pasta, etc. Also give them free choice grit and oyster shell.
  4. CocoTeal

    CocoTeal Hatching

    Sep 28, 2010
    Northwest Washington
    Hi! I use Albers All-Purpose Poultry Crumbles. My chickens love it! I wouldn't thing there would be anything wrong with having your other birds eat it too. [​IMG]
  5. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    I use flock raiser (purina) for my turkeys, and it is crumbles- not dusty really at all. The chickens are always sneaking in to get it. I like it, the birds like it. I wonder why your bags are so dust like. I would complain nicely to the feed store and show them a sample- they can let the supplier know. It may be a processing glitch.

    The crumble size is very similar to other crumbles I have used (chick starts from various mills and layer crumbles from purina and others).
  6. swimmer

    swimmer Songster

    Aug 17, 2010
    I use crumbles also. There was too much waste with the mash. They got it all over the place. I did read you can mix the mash with water to make it like oatmeal. But that sounds like a pain doing that every day.
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I use nutrena layer crumbles. So far so good, no issues.

  8. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chirping

    Jun 19, 2010
    Royse City
    I use 20% protein layer pellets from Sabine Valley Mills.
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Nutrena grower/finisher crumbles.
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009

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