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Feed for chickens and goats.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jesusfreak101, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was giving a recipe for my goats and I was thinking of using it for the chickens,ducks,geese, turkeys, and quail. As the protien is right now I can't. The protien is 14%. I would like to increase it to 28% I would be keep the ingredients separate but what mixture would work. Here is the recipe I have 2 parts barley, 2 parts crimped oats one part calf manna, one part black oil sunflower seeds
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I would stick to a balanced commercial feed for your chickens. If you wish to whip up a homemade mixture for your chickens, it's best to keep it 20% protein or below. Too much protein can adversely affect internal organs of chickens, causing all sorts of problems as they mature and age, such as gout and liver disease which are not usually reversible.
     
  3. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They been on game bird feed for about a year now which has 28%protien I also mix in scratch not only are they extremely healthy but they have the best production rate of any hens around. When all of my friends hens aren't laying my girls are and most lay every single day the extra protien works for us they have limited access to feed they get one scoop (3quarts) a day between 17 birds as of right now I have chicks. Since I sold and processed the others. I want to stick with the high protien. For several reasons. I want to get out of commercial feed because if I have multiple animals that can eat the same feed just in different mixtures it will help with cost for my family.
     

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