Broiler Feed mixed with Layer Feed, big mistake?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2009
    West Central WI
    The cockerels were eating the neck feathers they pulled off the pullets, so I thought to up the protein by mixing non-medicated broiler feed in with the layer feed we just started to give them.

    Then we got a nearly white egg after getting mainly tan ones. I have heard that certain anti-biotics can lighten shells. I have also heard that non-medicated broiler feed may just mean no cocci-meds, and may still contain anti-biotics {insert very disgusted look here}

    Don't have the sack any more. Do you guess I have to worry about the safety of the eggs as people food?

    No one is going to have more than a guess I know, just wondering what you think.
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    As far as I know broiler feed does not have any medication in it. It is just a high protein feed. Would lack the calcium layers need, but it is full of nutrients to support the needs of the meaties. I know commercial broilers do not get any antibiotics in their feed. At least not around here. I checked.

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