Originally Posted by Gramma Chick
If we pay premium prices for higher protein chicken feed, why not just add our own protein..this is why I want the breeding mice. Added protein and I can control what the mice eat, therefore controlling what the chicken eats....just another one of my experiments, and strangely I like mice, rats not so much...
Are you thinking of feeding the mice to the chickens ? more protein ?
Not sure where my random thoughts would take that....
I would definitely be feeding the mice to the cat's , even being a farm we do not have an overabundance of mice, we do a good job at keeping easy food sources covered...
I know the chicken eat the mice like a treat..I can see the reason for not feeding the wild mice to them, but one's that you raise are more controlled..
And I just like rodents, grew up with hamsters and ferrets..
I mix most of my own feed, bought feed is used as a top dressing, so adding protein is always a plus..