Albers brand feed, How much protein should the feed have %

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GopherBoyFarms, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    Our flock is about 25 weeks old. We feed them Albers layer pellet. I looked at the tag on it and it says 15.0% crude protein. Is that enough for them? not all of them are laying yet but we do average about 3-8 eggs a day (there are 19 in our flock).
    They also free range all day, and get scraps all the time.

    Does anyone else use this feed?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    The layer I get is usually 16%. I'd think 15% is fine. Although in the winter if mine are getting lots of scratch, I end up buying a "layer supplement" since they seem to like to pick the coldest time to drop all their feathers. [​IMG]
     
  3. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    what is a supplement....well, I guess I need to ask in what form do you get it? Or can I just ask for it at our feed store?
     

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