Which brand do YOU swear by?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RodNTN, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. DuMOR

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. Producers Pride

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Purina

    9 vote(s)
    31.0%
  4. Nature Wise

    6 vote(s)
    20.7%
  5. Nature's Best

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  6. Manna Pro

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Blue Seal

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  8. Eggland's Best

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Farmers' Best

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  10. Kent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Healthy Harvest

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Sprout

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  13. Scratch and Peck

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  14. Pro Stock

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Country Junction

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  16. Agrimaster

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    Wonderful! :)
     
  2. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    I'm still looking for the perfect food. I started mine on Purina organic, they seemed healthy and ok but I had a couple of shell less eggs, even with layer feed and free choice oyster shell. I've never been a fan of purina dog and cat foods, so I thought I'd try something else. I wanted to stay organic, so that limits my choices. So I tried Dumor. The girls LOVED it, BUT I have had diarrhea happening off and on all summer. At first, I thought it was the heat, and they were drinking a lot. Now it's cooled off some, and still having issues. Treated with corid for 5 days to be safe, and gave probiotics, some improvement, but not gone. Starting to think it's the food. Probably going back to purina for the time being.
     
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  3. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    [QUOTE="Okay, I'll put it down! How long have you been feeding them this brand of feed? Have you ever bought anything different?[/QUOTE]
    I want to say a year but not completely sure as my dad was the one who started buying it. I'll ask him later when he gets home from work. We used to buy Purina I think? But decided to switch to something more organic, no offense to anyone who stills buys it.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Yeppers, it's in the coop and gets topped of every morning...it never runs empty.
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Anyone can eat the oyster shells. I don't mind a bird choosing to eat oyster shells. It different than it being in the feed in a higher amount like it in a layer, and not having a choice. I personally haven't seen roosters or chicks eating it, but I often don't see the hens eating it either, but they do.
     
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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    My birds are completely free range. I still give them as much feed as they want. I think restricting feed could cause problems with gorging. A chicken will a pick ranging over eating a ration most times, so by restricting access to feed I don't believe helps anything. My birds consume about half as much feed in warmer weather that they do in winter.
     
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  7. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    No, they don't. I actually feed starter/grower/all flock to my mixed flock of ducks, cockerels, hens, pullets, cocks, turkey, and feed egg shells to the side. The young birds have tried it, but only the layers eat it.
     
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  8. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    I do the same as well. My adult Call ducks consume almost zero feed during the summer months.
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I prefer M-G brand feeds because it is local, to me.
    I have compiled a list of brand names here, I think there are over 70 brand names listed that BYCers have mentioned they use.
     
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  10. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    Okay, thanks @KikisGirls! I was just curious about other feeds out there :)
     
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