Extra protein?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pennysur, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. pennysur

    pennysur New Egg

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    Should I be giving chickens protein if they are on laying pellets and also scratch feed? If yes how often and what would be best choices?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, pennysur, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community. I don't think it would be necessary to up their protein since you are giving a layer ration - which should have adequate protein - as well as scratch. I know some folks give a little extra protein during the molt, and some give extra scratch for fats during cold times, but in my opinion what you are feeding them is just what they need. Also, here's a link to some poultry folks in Canada if you'd like to chat with them: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/144/canadians-check-in-here
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for joining us!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Great advice from @redsoxs, so i will just say hi.
    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. pennysur

    pennysur New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply. I have had my chickens since I end of aug and you guys help me out so much. I am in here everyday :)
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under pennysur [​IMG] Welcome!

    I agree with the advice you have received so far and I do not worry about protein unless someone is moulting. As redsoxs has suggested, the balanced diet should be adequate.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  7. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! [​IMG] glad you joined our community.
     
  10. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.
     

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