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the guy at the feed store said to add starter to my layer and add some protein to the feed but is that rite??

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post #2 of 14

Why are you adding protein? Are they molting or something? If so, you can certainly use a higher protein feed, like Game Bird Grower/Flight Conditioner, which has 20% protein and comes unmedicated or Flock Raiser by Purina. What are you trying to achieve?

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trying to add size to my commercial type exihibtion pullets for a show in october

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trying to add size to my commercial type exihibtion pullets for a show in october


When you say commercial type exhibition pullets. Are they Cornish rock cross or commercial leghorn?

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post #5 of 14
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no when i say commerical i prob should have say laying type b/c i hav som NHR and BR and WR so i guess wrong term but theyre a lil smaller than average and need to get some size on them

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post #6 of 14

Then what you can do is start feeding a 20% protein like the  Game Bird Grower/Flight Conditioner that speckledhen recommended or a regular 20% Grower..
There is a lot of people that I know that are feeding a grower to all there birds
(chicks, growers, laying birds and breeders) and they say it works good...

Chris


Edited by Chris09 - 7/27/09 at 5:45pm

 

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post #7 of 14
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cool cuz the last show i took these guys to the judge said the were to small so they didnt place hope to put some size on them before october

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post #8 of 14

Put them on full feed.. I would limit there treats so that they eat more of the grower..

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post #9 of 14
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yep rite now i have them on a 16% layer with a non-medicated 20% starter and i giving it to my heavy class ducks for size as well they are a lil small too

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post #10 of 14

If you want to mix the Layer and the starter together 
I would mix it 75% starter and 25% layer that would put you at around a 19% pro. mix.

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