Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by permacultureNOLA, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. permacultureNOLA

    permacultureNOLA Out Of The Brooder

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    Switched to little scratch and it is working fine
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    That's too much scratch in my opinion.

    Mine only get scratch for a treat in winter months or mixed in small quantities during our extremely warm summer months.
     
  3. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to Storey's, if your layer ration is less than 20% protein (most are 16% or 18%), you should not use more than 5% scratch. 50% scratch is too high. I would stick mainly to the layer ration.
     
  4. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    I am new to chickens and I was feeding more scratch than layer. I read that you get more eggs with more layer food. I now do that and they get scratch as a treat. Now they lay better and the shells are thicker too. They have access to a big yard and get all the bugs, grass and dirt they could want.
     

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