Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenGirl3, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm having problems with feeding my flock. I usually mix laying feed with scratch and let them feed on that, but I heard that scratch is only for a snack what should I feed my chickens?
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  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:How old are your birds? If they're of laying age you can just stop mixing the scratch with the laying feed and feed them straight feed.
     
  3. Steak and Eggs Farm

    Steak and Eggs Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Use the scratch as a way for the chicks to turn the bedding. Layer feed by itself is fine. I mix a little corn with my layer pellets because it is a little cheaper. But be careful. An overweight hen is not a productive layer.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Some buy the extra high protein flock raiser? feed (20%) and then give scratch on the side. Layer feed is usually 16% protein.

    I haven't personally done this.
     
  5. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give the 20% with the cold weather.
     
  6. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No wonder my chicken is fat!!![​IMG] I should just feed them 20% original feed.
     
  7. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You probably could even feed them 16 or 18%. I just chose the 20% for the cold weather we are having.
     

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