It is said that a layer should eat a 16% & breeders a 20% protein ration..... I did the math with the Pearson's or Dairyman's square, but then made not of fat content..... alot of people let the layer ration be available 24/7 & feed the scratch in small supplemental meals: A) for the nutrition B) to keep the birds busy & entertained
Here's how I mix. I do 2 separate mixes, then mix them together for a 20% ration. The big gals are molting & I have some juveniles in the flock... (note, I feed standards, have 1 OEGB)
Start with a square.... put the % you want to achieve in the center.... write the % of the 1st feed at the top left.... write the % of the 2nd feed at the bottom left.... take the top left # & center # and write the difference at the bottom right... take the bottom left # & the center # & write the difference at the top right... your "parts" can be 1cup, 1 bucket whatever you want..... mix accordingly.... the top "part" is how many of the top feed, bottom "part" is how many of the bottom feed.... you can adjust the center # for however much % your birds need
Hope that helps!!
So you mix your feeds 8 parts layer & 3 parts scratch?