Game feed for layers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cardoza Farms, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Cardoza Farms

    Cardoza Farms Hatching

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    So I picked up some game feed today, it looked very appealing, I'm new to chickens I'm raising birds for eggs and some heritage birds for meat is this feed ok just to give by itself or do I still need to give the laying pellets and flock raiser to my smaller birds? It's 15% protein and has everything in it from safflower, popcorn,peas, wheat, fish oil, calcium, oats ect.....[​IMG]
     
  2. You can feed em that. The will need more SUPPLIMENTING and PROTEIN IN ADDITON. There is nothing wrong with that feed it just isn't complete for either laying hens or especially meat birds that need around 22% to beef em up.

    Wish ya the best.
     
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  3. Cardoza Farms

    Cardoza Farms Hatching

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    Thanks, I wanted to be sure....
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    I'm a bit surprised it is so low in protein, actually. We can buy a similar looking product that is 22% protein. But, anyhow, you bet you can feed it. It is essentially a scratch, but better ingredients. Normal old scratch is only about 9% protein, so this is a far better product. My guess is they'd love it. You will need to supplement a calcium source and with a bit of protein every two or three days, you'd be just fine feeding that.
     
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  5. Cardoza Farms

    Cardoza Farms Hatching

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    Thank you, I'm gonna continue giving them laying pellets with this new feed and keep giving my meat birds the flock raiser, I'm raising heritage chickens for meat, they have about another 3 months before they can be processed...any of you feed fodder to your birds? I'm gonna start growing some for my beef cattle...
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Betcha a burger and fries they pick through it, though. They may not eat all of those grains. They can be fussy that way. LOL
     
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    So true. Funny how the entire flock will leave certain grains/berries without eating them. Leave it there long enough so they have to try all of it.
     

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