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How many treats should I give my pullets?

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So, I looked at the treat chart, and it isn't very clear about how much I should give them. By 'treats' I mean lettuce, cheese, or bread. Right now I give them a small amount every other4-7 days. Any suggestions?
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Treats such as scratch, mealworms, and greens or table scraps should comprise no more than 15%-20% of the diet. Meat and dairy should only be fed 1-2 times a week at most and included in the 15%-20% limit. Scratch can be fed daily but should comprise no more than 5% of the diet.

If you notice feed consumption go down you are feeding too many treats.
Edited by QueenMisha - 11/1/15 at 5:41pm

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #3 of 4

you can feed them treats daily in moderation.  you don't want to make it a significant portion of their diet, especially if it's high in fat/salt/etc...   no more then say 10% of their diet.  the lettuce you can feed it as free choice but it has essentially no nutritional value so you don't want them to indulge on it and not get adequate nutrition.

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Oh, I've made sure it is not more than 10 percent. Thanks for the information! thumbsup.gif
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