Chickens and Hog Feed ????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mrsroeder2012, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Mrsroeder2012

    Mrsroeder2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told that chickens can eat hog feed and I was just wondering if u can, I was also told that it helps the eggs as well, let me know thank you
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think that's a good idea. Try sticking with chicken feed to make sure your flock's nutritional needs are met.
     
  3. Rich386

    Rich386 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't but have a friend that does. None of his show any ill effects.
     
  4. Mrsroeder2012

    Mrsroeder2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    well thank you very much for this I wont be doing it but I tho I would ask thank you
     
  5. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can feed them hog feed. Biggest difference is the amount of Calcium. Chicken feed has more than hog.
     
  6. upthecreek

    upthecreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the reason some people feed hog& pig feed is that swine feed is a superior feeds for them ....... the stuff they call laying pellets in no way can compare to a good pig starter !!! Yes oyster shell is needed free choice . Shannon

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  7. Mrsroeder2012

    Mrsroeder2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    So is that a yes or a no about hog feed
     
  8. upthecreek

    upthecreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .... if i had it i would use it ........ need oyster shell free choice if you have laying hens .
    It's really a guess on our part because we don't know what kind of pig feed you have or what the protein & fat is in it or the ingredients in it .......
     
  9. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do not feed medicate hog feed or pig starter. Regular hog feed is fine with additional Ca.
     
  10. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could you please expand on your thoughts that pig starter feeds are better for chickens then layer feeds?
     

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