what is a good feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Carole AM, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    I'm still trying out bags of feed. Some are pellets, some have actual grain particles in it. I think the chickens prefer the grain (little bits of corn, etc.) Or maybe its my way of thinking. I feed mostly layer. The main ingredients are cracked corn & soybean meal; then they have a bunch of vitamins & minerals in it too. Its 18%, from a mill that mixes their own. It looks like good stuff...... any ideas?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Hi, Carole. I'm not sure what your feed is. Does it look like mixed whole grains? I feed an 11-grain scratch just as a snack that has 13% protein and it's great stuff, very, very little corn (whole). Their main feed is layer pellets with animal protein still in them. I might feed a rooster the 11-grain, but I wouldn't feed the layers that as a main course. 18% sounds like a great protein level, though.
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    If you can get it, I highly recommend Blue Seal products. If I could get it here in Florida, I would be happy.

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