fatback for my girls

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by miracle acres farm, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. miracle acres farm

    miracle acres farm Out Of The Brooder

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    my hens are in need of protein. does anyone know if fat back will work
     
  2. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fat back is fat there is little or no protein in it. Do you chickens need fat or protein. Protein can be enhanced with additona soy meal or meat scraps.

    Fat is good for chickens it just doesnt add protein
     
  3. miracle acres farm

    miracle acres farm Out Of The Brooder

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    geathorse
    basically my hens are without butt and tail feathers. those are the older ones about 2 year old. the young ones about 9 months old don't have this problem.
     
  4. Ivagrovegirl

    Ivagrovegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I would give them more corn and meat/game bird crumbles.
    That should help

    Emily
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Throw them a little it of cat food every day.
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are your birds recievng protein based feed now? Commercial mix? How old are the girls and what is their history?.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are they molting?

    Raise the protein they are getting. I am sorry but vegetable based proteins are not the best proteins for a omnivore to live off of completely. They need meat. Bugs, mice, lizards, meat scraps, tbsp of wet cat food, etc.
     

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