Am I feeding correctly???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LAChickenLady, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. LAChickenLady

    LAChickenLady Out Of The Brooder

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    Every morning, my four girls get a salad, usually made up of shredded Beets, Carrots and Kale. Often, I'll throw in one or two of the following: mushrooms, chopped walnuts or almonds, zucchini, tomato and some sort of fruit, usually banana, apple (cored and skinned) or melon with the seeds. They free feed on Grower and once or so a week, I'll give them a container of plain, Greek yogurt. They get a sprinkling of Meal Worms a couple times a week and free graze all day, every day, so they get lots of bugs. Additionally, they have a bowl of oyster shells and I sprinkle Kelp on their salad in the morning.

    They are about three months old and I'm concerned they're getting too many vegetables (is that possible?) and not enough protein. Any thoughts?
     
  2. The ChickenKing

    The ChickenKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't want to feed them that much every day, I would give the salad every other day or every two days, they should have enough protein from the bugs and other stuff they eat. You really spoil your girls!:D
     
  3. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well the veg.is fine as long as they eat their grower and what % protein is the grow feed because not all brand are equal and with the yogurt
    there some argument on if its good from them but chickens cant really digest dairy so if you want them to have probiotics you can buy the powder that you put in their water that they can digest and with the free choice oyster shell I take it because your feeding a grower that their not laying yet so I wouldn't feed them oyster in tell they start laying then do the oyster shell and an layer ration but
    in tell then I would feed grit free choice instead because you shouldn't feed the oyster is because to much calcium can cause problems later down the road
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There treats (like the salad) should not make up more than 10 to 20 percent of there total intake.
     

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