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Egg Plant and Lay Pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gene22222222, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. gene22222222

    gene22222222 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I feed my Chickens Cooked Egg Plant that has been frozen a long time? also. I have 19 hens and 1 Rooster. Is it ok for the Rooster to eat Lay Pellets?
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like everything that has been stored a long time it will have lost some of it's nutritional value. Still if it hasn't also rotted while frozen there would be nothing wrong with feeding it. The rooster eating layer is much more problematic. A lot depends on what else they are getting how much and what you want from your rooster. If they are getting a lot besides while free ranging or being feed scraps then the effects on his kidneys will be much less then just eating layer only. If he is say is going to switched out for fresh blood in a couple years, then I wouldn't worry. If hes is going to stay a long time, then it may cause problems down the line.
     
  3. gene22222222

    gene22222222 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for Info. I want to keep him a long time. What can you suggest?
     
  4. bigt447

    bigt447 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed all 20% Flock Raiser & keep out a container of crushed oyster shells for the layers. I understand only those that need it will eat it.
     
  5. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, any feed that doesn't have the extra 3% of calcium will do.
     
  6. gene22222222

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    Hi Den . These are my first chickens . The Lay pellets I have has 0.50% calcium . Its a 25kg -55 pound bag. Is that ok for the Rooster?
     
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  7. bigt447

    bigt447 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Suggest you look again as 0.50% is just 1/2% (half a percent) and layers need between 3 & 4 %. Never seen a layer feed with only .5% calcium.
     
  8. gene22222222

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    Ok Thanks a lot Den
     

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