Chicken feed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by willyt, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. willyt

    willyt New Egg

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    I a new to chickens but in the cattle business and moving into the hog business very soon. I am posting because I have a weird question. In my off hours, I volunteer at a peanut butter cannery ( I run the thing with about 4 others) for the sole purpose of making and giving away peanut butter to food kitchens etc. We do about 900,000 jars a year. It is a big freeby operation.
    I have been collecting peanut butter hearts that make great cattle feed however I have so much I am wondering, if mixed with corn, would it be a good chicken feed? I figure, grind the corn and mix 50/50. The hearts are 27% protein and should be good for something.
    Thoughts??
    Bill Hagen
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    You may be able to balance a diet out using the peanut hearts, but mixed with only corn it would be very high in fat calories, and probably deficient in vitamins and minerals.
     
  3. willyt

    willyt New Egg

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    I know some people want the hearts to feed directly to the chickens. I do not plan on mixing a bunch of stuff just so I can give it away. I guess I was lookin for a good place for it to go. Chickens may not be the place.
    Tks,
    WillyT
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. The protein % is too high, 16-18% protein is best for layers. It would be temporarily good for chickens during molt though.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. As dawg said that would be good for chickens in molt. I would help them get their feathers back in quicker. :thumbsup
     
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    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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