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Increasing protein in feed

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

When you add supplements to your feed how much do you folks add?

 

Also I will need to add protein to my 20.5% feed. Does anyone know how much protein (by weight) or volume that I should add per pound of food to increase the protein to about 28%. I know for fish meal they recommend 16# for every 50 pounds of feed. But I know I shouldn't add that much fish meal because I've heard the eggs taste fishy. Any suggestions/advice?

 

Thank You,

SuseyQ

post #2 of 6

it depends on the protein percentage of your supplement, then just do the math by weight not volume.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thank you, I'll have to figure that out.

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by SuseyQ View Post

Thank you, I'll have to figure that out.

It's just simple math.

I used to use 24% chick starter mixed equally by weight with 36% fish meal, that gives a 30% protein feed when mixed.


Now I use a 28% that I can get directly from a local mill. saves me a lot of time and hassle!!
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

I wish I had quail feed available locally with the amount of protein I need in it.  Oh well I know I'll figure this out.  I think the bags said to add 16# of fish meal for a 50 pound bag for 28%.  But someone told me if I use all fishmeal for protein the eggs taste like fish.

 

Thank You,

SuseyQ

post #6 of 6
Do you have a local mill?

Mine will do custom mixes on a minimum order of a ton, and the cost is only $400. That lasts me almost 3 months per ton.
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