Which brand would be better?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ashleigh2904, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Ashleigh2904

    Ashleigh2904 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wondering which brands are better. I'm debating between Marriages and Fancy Feeds. There isn't a lot in it price wise. Just wondering if anyone has a preference?

    Marriages has, 17% protein, 4% oil, 7% fibre and 11.7% ash, apparently. Annnnnd...
    Fancy Feeds has, 17.5 protein, 2.75% oil, 5.5% fibre, and 12.5% ash.

    Not much in it but, I really don't know chicken diet essentials sadly, as I'm new to this and just, want to know what is most important.
     
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  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are your chickens? What does the label on the feed say (starter, grower, layer, etc.)? I've never heard of those two feeds because I'm in the states, but either is probably fine if the protein is right for your chickens' ages.
     
  3. Ashleigh2904

    Ashleigh2904 Out Of The Brooder

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    They're all on layers now.

    I just want to make sure theyre getting all the right nutrition
     
  4. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are. I commented also on your other post--the one in which you said you sometimes give them meal worms and corn (I know you said in that other post that the youngest is 16 wks). Perfect!
     
  5. Ashleigh2904

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    I suppose I could have just posted all my questions in one post. I just worry I'm not doing everything right as I've only had chickens since May.

    This might be silly, but I worry my rooster isn't getting everything he needs from the layers pellets as he isn't a layer, obviously lol. Is there anything specific he should have? Or is he alright just eating what he's getting at the moment?
     
  6. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    He's fine eating the layer pellets, meal worms, and corn. =) Oh, just make sure they all have grit to eat, too. It's not good enough for them to only have the oyster shells as they dissolve and don't stay in the gizzard to help grind their food. The rooster probably won't really eat the oyster shells if he has grit available, although you still might see him eating some on occasion. And that's fine, too. He'll eat what he knows he needs to.
     

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