Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by brian348, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. brian348

    brian348 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 25, 2010
    had someone tell me I could give my birds dog food for a good high protien source. is this a good idea?
  2. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2009
    Dog food isn't that high in protein. Cat food is though. In small quantities, it's great for a treat. Chicks dig 'em!
  3. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    a decent quality KITTEN food is even higher in protein that just regular CAT food...but use it as treats only. It wasn't meant to be a food source for chickens.
  4. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cat food contains other things that your chickens do not need.

    I feed Purina Flock Raiser...I think it is 20%...have fed a mix from a feed mill that was a Turkey/Game Bird Mix that was 24%.

    Give them a can of Mackerel once in awhile...they would probably love it. Plain yogurt has protein and is good for their digestive system. I feed cooked pinto beans or blackeyed peas. I feed BOSS which is 14 to 15% protein plus it has fat that helps with their feathers. Am also feeding alfalfa pellets that are about 15% protein to keep their yolks a deep yellow.

    Good luck! [​IMG]

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