Any recommendations to increase the amount of protein for my hens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jsvand5, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently bought a bag of Layena to try for my hens but it is only 16% protein. I'd like to get it up to about 20%. Any ideas for something that I could add to it that would not cost too much money? Any suggestions for a good pelleted feed that contains animal protein and is around 20% protein?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Cans of inexpensive tuna or chicken??? Feed back eggs. An egg a day for each 2 birds, scrabbled into their feed. Cat food, although I worry about the sodium.
    You cold also go buy some Game/Turkey feed that is sometimes around 28% and blend it with your 16% feed.
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Calf Manna. I think Tractor Supply carries it.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Purina Flock Raiser is 20% protein, and is good for all ages and sexes--roos, laying hens, and chicks. Just add some crushed egg shells or oystershell for calcium in a separate bowl on the side for layers.
     
  5. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why the higher protein? Are they having problems?
     
  6. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have been feeding flockraiser, but in my area it is only available in crumbles and I would like something with animal protein in it.
     
  7. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Haven't started feeding the layena yet. They are still on flockraiser right now.
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I usually add gamebird feed at 30% protein, cat food, BOSS and recently found out about catfish pellets at 32% protein.
     
  9. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why the search for the higher protein?
    Do laying hens need the higher protein? I think if they did the feed companies would suggest it.
     

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