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post #11 of 15

I wanted to add that the layer feed isn't doing your roosters any favors either since they aren't building egg shells.

In broiler breeder operations, roosters die at 4 times the rate of hens. The culprit is urolithiasis from eating the layer feed. They don't care because they have hundreds of roosters in each barn.

On another point, not putting out loads of protein in eggs, layer feed is a bit high in protein for the roosters as well.13-15% protein is sufficient for them.

 

Between calcium and protein, roosters livers and kidneys are usually working on overtime.

NPIP 43-813

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #12 of 15
In broiler breeder operations the roosters and hens are not fed the same rations. They aren't even fed out of the same feeders.
post #13 of 15
Cayenne in the feeders will not kill worms.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by enola View Post

In broiler breeder operations the roosters and hens are not fed the same rations. They aren't even fed out of the same feeders.

Au contraire mon frere. Perhaps in recent days some farms have uniquely designed feeders but most don't discriminate.

 

http://www.pjbs.org/ijps/fin1947.pdf

 

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/2337/urolithiasis-in-male-broiler-breeders/

 

I'm with you on the cayenne.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 10/3/15 at 2:29pm

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #15 of 15
I am not sure what your first sentence means, although I am sure it has nothing to do with chickens.

Perdue has been using separate feeders for hens and roosters for 20 years or more.
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