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Breeding Rooster. What do you feed them?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BlueEngineFarm, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. BlueEngineFarm

    BlueEngineFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I have been feeding my roosters scratch and fresh grass and treats. Is there anything else to feed them? My fertility rate is low.
    Lynne
     
  2. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have just roos, I would give them rooster feed.
     
  3. BlueEngineFarm

    BlueEngineFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    The roos have 3 girls each right now- each roo with its own pen and trio. When they are not together, then, there is a feed for roosters- is it just the grower /finisher?
    Thank you,
    Lynne
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My roo eats layer pellets right along with my hens. Normally when the girls are laying well (their molting right now) out of every dozen eggs, 11 are fertile.
     
  5. lilmouthy

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    My Roo gets the same as my hens...Layer Pellets,with a hand full of sweet feed mixed in.
     
  6. BlueEngineFarm

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    I can do that!! [​IMG] Thank you so much for the information. I came across something that said the calcium content would hurt the roosters. [​IMG] Too much false information out there.
    Lynne
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Nah, not exactly false. Too much calcium will settle in the rooster's joints or bones or something like that.
    Takes a very long time for that. The feed I use only has like 3% calcium in it. I supplement with oyster shell for my hens and the rooster doesn't touch the OS.
     

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