what feed do you like and dislike

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jk47, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We all have the feed in which we pefer and feed that we hate.
    I think it would be fun to see what people feed
    Say what feed you like and why and one feed you just dont like and say why
    I will go first.
    I like kruse for all stages of growth it always looks and smells fresh and I like the ingerdents
    The feed I dont like is Purina start and grow and their layer feed it smells off and looks old and I dont like their ingredients and my birds always look like their missing somthing when they are fed Purina versus kruse which they always grow and look nice
     
  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like whole grain/seed feeds (like Scratch and Peck) that I can both free feed and sprout.

    If that were not an option, I could live with a local, non-GMO quality pellet food, but like you I wouldn't chose Purina.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    For Feeds that I like, Mazri Feed I like a lot and it could be one of the best commercial feeds out there. I also like my mix's also.
    As for feeds I dislike, well to make a very long list short I dislike any feed that does not contain animal proteins. To me there just a cheaply made feed and are not worth the money you pay for them.
     
  4. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chris, I can't find anything about Mazri Feed online via google. Any tips where I might find it? And what do you prefer using for animal protein in your own mixes? Thanks.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I misspelled the name, its Mazuri.
    Mazuri is more a exotic animal feed that a lot of zoos use, its not cheap but it is good.
    I order mine from mine direct from Mazuri and get it at a wholesale, you can go to there site and order it but like I said its not cheep. You may be able to get a local dealer of Purina to order it for you since Land-O-Lakes/Purina makes the feed.

    Here is a link to there Game Bird feed --- http://www.mazuri.com/gamebird.aspx
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I use fish meal or a game bird feed that contains both fish meal and pork along with a good mix of grains and alfalfa meal.
    I also top dress with Bil-Jac frozen when I mix my feed.

    Bil-Jac frozen contains ---

    Beef Tripe, Chicken, Dried Bakery Product, Chicken By-Product Meal, Beef Liver, Dried Beet Pulp, Cane Molasses, Brewers Dried Yeast, Phosphoric Acid, Egg Product, Citric Acid, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Monohydrochloride, Cellulose Gum, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Inositol, Niacin Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Cobalt Proteinate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid.
     
  7. Areolyn

    Areolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't like feeds that have a lot of corn. Corn isn't really good for much of anything, except fattening them up. Purina feeds aren't that great either, but any of the foods they make aren't really good. Scratch..I've never had to use scratch, ever. If I give them a treat like that its always bird seed or a good cat food.

    I do like Mana and the stuff my local mill makes. They have been pretty good for me so far.

    GMO's really don't matter to me either, because I've never had anything wrong when I feed my birds something that is gmo.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You really don't know much about poultry nutrition or feedstuff do you?
    If you did you would know that corn is a very good energy source, a good source of vitamins/minerals and does not fatten chicken much sense chickens eat to fill a caloric need and when chickens are fed high amounts of corn they thin out because they don't eat as much, they really don't get fat off corn.


    Have you ever used Purina's Mazuri, Wildlife or there Show Feed? If not how do you know that all of Purina's feeds aren't good?
     
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  9. Areolyn

    Areolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, you get mad when someone just doesn't like something, calm down dude. As far as I can tell, corn really isn't much to them. Every where I see, corn isn't really that amazing as you say it is. And as for Purina, as far as I can tell, if their other pet foods are crap, then most of it is gonna be crap to me. Plus, I just don't like Purina, plain as that. I've tried the one at tractor supply(small bag, can't remember the exact name) and it wasn't that good. My chickens didn't really eat it as much as what I buy from my local mill, or Mana. Of course, some people may not like what I use and like Purina, that's their business.

    Also, I can't shake off that you say corn is just so good for chickens--give me a good, unbiased source that is educational that tells me that corn "slims" a chicken down.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Chris does not seem "mad" at all - but to have misinformation peddled as fact can be frustrating when the correct information is readily available to anyone who takes the time to avail themselves of it. The only one reading as being defensive or taking this as more than a conversation about feed is you [​IMG]
     
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