- Sep 1, 2012
I am having a hard time determining whether the protein ratio is good for my 6 week old flock. I have mixed the basic recipe minus the corn, kelp and oyster shell with 15 pounds of corn and soy free chick starter to make the transition. I also added 1 lb of pumpkin seed for worm control. They are spending at least 5 hours a day outside so I thought that they would burn enough energy running around and keeping warm as the weather is changing in northern IL that it would be okay to give them the higher amount of protein a little early. Still waiting for my kelp to arrive so I hope I am not depriving them of that in the mix. Any help would be appreciated.