Chicken Scratch - what is it and where do I get it?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mrsgibber, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that chickens do well with Chicken Scratch as a treat in the winter months. What is is and where would I find it? I don't see it on any of the poultry sites I've been checking.

    Thx!
     
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
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    It is called scratch grain. Do you have a TSC, Rural King, Orsceln or any nearby farm store? They usually all carry it.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Scratch grain is for the most part a mixture of whole and cracked grains.
    Most Scratch grain you get at the feed mill will have cracked corn, wheat, oats/ oat groat and millet.
    Scratch grain is around 9% protein.

    I like to use a all grain pigeon feed that has whole pop corn, wheat, oat groat, beans & peas, hemp seeds, rape seeds, rice seeds, safflower seed, sunflower seed and millet.
    All grain pigeon feed is around 16% protein.

    You should be able to get ether mixture at your feed mill..

    Chris
     
  4. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perfect, thank you.
     

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