ARE YOU FEEDING CORN FOR THE CHICKENS DIET?

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  1. Glenda Heywoodo

    Glenda Heywoodo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corn is 9% protein and easily come by.
    That is why it is used in chicken feed.


    Feeding corn can definitely cut costs if your chickens have access to plenty of range.
    They should get enough protein in their diets by catching bugs and scratching up worms,
    with the corn acting as a carbohydrate boost.


    Carbohydrate boost!!
    That is what value corn is to your chickens diet.


    Most of us cannot use FREE RANGING CHICKENS.
    So we need to think of buying a well designed chicken feed for our laying hens.


    CORN adds fat to the chickens body.
    WHICH WE DO NOT WANT IN OUR GOOD LAYING HENS BODY.


    We need some good grains that will add strength to the laying ability of our hens.

    Thus we need to pick a good 16% laying crumbles.
    With corn not being the first part.
    We know the first most grain in a feed is the first listed grain.


    Corng 9% protein it will take some heavy grains or additives to make up the
    16% protein level in feed.


    If you are thinking of planting some thing for fall feeding pleasures to your chickens,

    THE BEST IDEA IS SUNFLOWERS IS THE most palatable food for the time investment.

    SOME FACTS ON SUNFLOWERS IS:

    How Much Protein Is In Sunflower Seeds? 23.4g


    Sunflower seeds are almost the equivalent of beef steak or chicken breast for protein content.

    They are packed with power for your chickens.

    Sunflower seeds also have essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals which pass energy,

    through the body to nourish all the organs of the body.

    Sunflower seeds also contain calcium, iron, zinc, manganese, omega-3 and 6 essential fats, B-complex vitamins, beta-carotene and vitamins A, D,


    So with 23 gramo potein, make a nice comment to your chickens health,
    and wth winter coming on,
    The summer planting will give you lots of sunflower heads,
    to save for your giving a treat to the hens daily.


    So plant a lot of sunflowers this spring.

    IE: FEED INTAKE
    Chickens need more feed as the winter months come around.


    So feed intake an the amount of good the chicken gets from it,
    Depends on what the chicken feed is made of.


    SO 16% PROTINE IS WHAT IS NEEDED.

    The corn in the feed ads to the fat needed for winter also.

    YET IN SUMMER THE CHICKEN DOES NOT NEED THE FAT.
    Thus the chicken eats only to supply the body with nourishment for building eggs to lay.


    Chickens typically adjust their feed intake in order to meet their energy requirements

    As the energy content of a diet increases, feed intake decreases.

    Environmental temperatures also play an important role in determining how much feed a flock will consume.

    During hot weather, feed intake decreases.Thus chickens do not need as much feed.

    Feed intake increases during cold weather as chickens consume more to supply the extra energy needed to maintain regulation body temperature.

    Thus what corn in the feed supplements this fat need.

    SCRATCHING comes 2nd nature to chickens,
    So I encourage you all to feed WHOLE OATS as a scratch grain for your chickens.


    My Daughter take A COUPLE CUPS OF WHOLE OATS AT EVEING AND THROWS IT OUT FOR HER 10 LAYING HENS IN THE SOIL OF THE PEN.
    The exercise and scratching give chickens a purpose in their life.


    Scratch grains are relatively low in protein and high in energy or fiber,
    depending on which grain is used.


    When scratch grains are fed with complete feeds, they dilute the nutrition levels in the carefully formulated diets.

    Scratch grains are like french fries—chickens that eat too many scratch grains have less of an appetite for more nutritious feed.

    If you are using scratch grains, feed them to chickens in the afternoon after birds have eaten complete feed, and then provide only as much scratch grains as chickens can finish in 15 to 20 minutes.
    GRIT FOR HENS IS IMPORTANT.
    (1) it provide calcium needed.
    (2) it is important help grind the whole grains they injest.
    (3) DO NOT FEED GRIT T CHICK, AS CALCIUM IS HARD ON THE CHICKS KIDNEYS.


    SOME FACTS ON TREATS IE: table scraps or grains.

    The total amount of table scraps plus scratch grains should be no more than chickens can finish in 20 minutes.

    Make sure that the scraps are not allowed to rot, or botulism might result.

    Sour milk can also be fed to chickens. Chickens like the flavor of milk and especially yoguart,
    thus I recommend you feed at least three times a week,
    MY WET MASH PROBIOTIC RECIPE,
    as chickens need that extra nutrients.

    Your chickens will love you and look forward to your feeding visit.
    Glenda Heywood
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2017
  2. Glenda Heywoodo

    Glenda Heywoodo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PROBIOTIC WET MASH RECIPE FOR CHICKENS:

    probiotic wet mash for one chick
    for one chicken
    2 tsp of dry crumbles
    4 tsp of milk
    1 tbsp of yoguart
    mix this for the chick to eat and add the vitamins to the wet mash if he will eat it

    For more chickens feed this for natural probiotic wet mash
    what they will eat in 20-30 minutes and clean wet feeder and restock dry crumbles

    1 qt of dry crumbles
    2 qts of milk
    either fresh, sour ( made by adding 2 tbsp of ACV to gallon of milk) or buttermilk
    1/4 cup of yoguart non flavored kind
    mix good and feed chickens all this.


    If the chickens nee vitaminsue 1 Vit E capsule, b cutting end of capse and putting liquid in wet msh.
    one 400 mg Vit E per chicken
    Also squash 1 Vit B complex tablet in large spoon for each adult bird fed wet mash.
    this is for nureological disorder in chickens

    and feed next day this also
    after they eat it in 20-30 minutes clean feeder out and restock dry crumbles


    Glenda L Heywood Cassville Missori
     

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