Getting my hens more protein without feeding their eggs back to them..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Coopcoop, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Coopcoop

    Coopcoop New Egg

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    Hi there,

    Looking for a clever way to get more protein in to the diet of my hens without feeding their own protein back to them like i've seen suggested elsewhere on the boards. I saw an earlier post about sprouts, mung bean or others. Anyone given this a shot?

    Thanks for the help.

    Love and Light to all,

    Miko
     
  2. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cat food, dog food, meat scraps, tuna, most anything will work. In these cold days, energy is more important than protein. Cat or dog food would supply both.
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    BOSS (black oil sunflower seeds) and mealworms are high protein treats

    or simply switch to a higher protein feed, that would be super-easy [​IMG]
     
  4. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CALF MANNA or Protein booster at the feedstore in a big blue bag
     
  5. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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  6. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you need more protien?
     
  7. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cottage cheese - high protien and really fun to watch them eat!
     
  8. chickeydee

    chickeydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering why are you not feeding them the shells ? It want hurt them ,it is actually good for them . Black seeds also . I mix both and give it to them as a treat .
     
  9. bibliophile birds

    bibliophile birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    flaxseed (linseed) is a GREAT source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. it's not cheap, but you need very little of it to make a difference so it should be affordable.
     
  10. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    We feed Barley and fishmeal, with an addition of oyster shell in winter.
    The fishmeal makes for excellent egg laying, and no, the eggs do not taste like fish [​IMG]
     

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