Best protein for hens

Iamjoemullins

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I mix oyster shell in with the feed, I would like to know what everyone else uses or suggests... I don't believe my hens could be getting enough due to the fact I've experience some feather picking.
 

Kiki

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You should never mix the oyster shell in with the feed...offer it in a separate dish on the side.

Oyster shell is not protein.

Do you also feed them a complete feed?

How old are they and what size is your coop?
How many?
 

Pensmaster

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I mix oyster shell in with the feed, I would like to know what everyone else uses or suggests... I don't believe my hens could be getting enough due to the fact I've experience some feather picking.

I have started to grow some higher protein plants to give them as a treat with their pellets. The pellets I feed are 16% protein. Also the pellets/crumble probably have calcium in them so I give mine the oyster shell in a separate container.
Lots of things to consider when it comes to feather picking. There's probably a thread devoted to it here on BYC
 

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