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feeding corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by texchi, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. texchi

    texchi In the Brooder

    Nov 7, 2008
    does corn have a protien amount??
    if i mix layer16% with corn how much does it drop protien level??
    if i mix 2/3 layer with 1/3 corn
  2. jhm47

    jhm47 Songster

    Sep 7, 2008
    Corn is about 7 - 8% protein. If you mix them as you indicated, you would have about a 13% ration. This might be OK for birds that are not laying, but if they are laying, stick with the mash as their sole feed source. You could also feed some cat food to increase their protein, and it's quite well balanced for it's amino acid profile. It's also a great source of fat, and you don't need to feed much at all.
  3. ChickaD

    ChickaD Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    central Vermont
    Quote:Say, how did you know I just discovered a container of cat food I'd forgotten about? Great timing with the tip! [​IMG]

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