What SHOULD be in chicken feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kemclaughlin, May 16, 2011.

  1. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    Garden City, ID
    So we are using the Purina chick starter right now. When I was looking at the Layena, the third ingredient is soy. I checked the Zamzows layer feed and the second ingredient is soy. I know that chickens should not have a vegetarian diet and that they should not have soy. So what should be in chicken feed? Is there a link with a comprehensive list of feeds and ingredients? What do you use for your layers, and what do you recommend?
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    might have fun with this website, but I don't know if it will answer your questions.

    here's another fun one

    I mix my own feed and buy organic layer pellets for treats (organic chick starter for chicks too). That way my soy is at least organic. My feed mix has no soy (see my BYC page if you wish).

    Where I live, there are soy-free bagged feeds available from local vendors. You might search your area for a feed mill or ask your feed store what is available.
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    Where are you that your Layena tag actually has ingredients listed instead of Grain products, plant protein products etc.?? Most tags are pretty generic.

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