adding some thing to feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fowler_chick, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. fowler_chick

    fowler_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when i mixed my feed for my flock i put in about 25 lbs per ever 50 lbs of crumble in to a storage tub and mix it....my girls have discoverd milo....is it ok to mix that in to there rations?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Milo and sunflower seeds is pretty much what I feed mine for scratch. After corn harvest I'll go walk the field and pick up ears that our combine missed for this winter to throw out when it's colder.
     
  3. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Katy, Do you throw the corn in with or without the husk?
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Most of the time the husk is already gone, but I leave the kernals on the cob...gives them something extra to peck at. The ones that have the husks on I usually open up a bit, but I don't take it off.
     
  5. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great Idea. I will be going to the corn field after they cut it to stock up for winter. I never thought of doing that.Thanks.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I started doing it one year when I was waiting on the truck to get full...thought why am I buying corn when I've got all this out here for free!! I don't think the cows miss what I pick up and they don't get to eat.
     
  7. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    I grind it up and give it to my girls..How much of it should I feed per day? They are on layer and oyster shells
     

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