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Are Layer Feed and Layer Supplement the same?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by solomojo, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. solomojo

    solomojo New Egg

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    I found a recipe for a flax seed feed and wanted to know if the Layer Supplement mentioned in the recipe is the same as Layer Feed.

    Here is a link to the article with the recipe:

    http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/livestock/poultry/bba01s04.html

    If anyone has other Omega-3 feed recipes they'd like to suggest I'd love to see them.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    NO.

    In the world of feed manufacture a Supplement is a feed ingredient that contains the vitamins, trace minerals, salt, macro minerals, and possibly a portion of the protein needed to make a complete feed. It does not contain the grain component of the feed.

    jim
     
  3. solomojo

    solomojo New Egg

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    Thanks Jim, so I need 25 kg of Layer Supplement following this recipe.

    Wheat
    Oats
    Layer Supplement
    Flaxseed
    Limestone
    Canola oil 40 kg
    15 kg
    25 kg
    10 kg
    8 kg
    2 kg
    ----------
    Total 100 kg



    Any recommendations for a good Layer Supplement to add to this mix?
     
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  4. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Kent GM Poultry Base
    Hubbard Chicken-n-Egg Concentrate

    Both of those products are CONCENTRATES not Supplements which means they contain the protein component of the feed too. They both would contain all the calcium needed for the layer so there would be no need to add additional limestone.

    Jim
     
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  5. solomojo

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    Sorry it has been so long. But thanks for your help Jim!
     

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