Good Enough for layer feed?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magic21696, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. magic21696

    magic21696 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    I think it is great!! Look at all the protein [​IMG] !! Normally it is 20% in laying period! [​IMG]
     
  3. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    I wouldn't buy feed off some random ebay seller...

    Who knows what you are really getting. You may be getting 16% chicken feed...
     
  4. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
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    Yeah, I just thought of that. [​IMG]
     
  5. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had my feed mill guy figure out a ratio for me to increase the protein of my laying mash. It is about 1 C of 17% laying mash to 1/4C ground roasted soybeans to make a 30% protein ration.
     
  6. magic21696

    magic21696 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys for the input.
    I can see what you mean by buying from a random ebayer but I talked to him and he is a very nice person. Also, I don't have any feed stores around because I live in a urban area.
     
  7. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you also want to make sure its something you can get on a reg. You don't want to have to keep changing feed.
     
  8. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Ask him which feed mill. If he says Lone Star. (Lone Star is a big mill sells just in Texas, as I understand). Its what I have used in the past and it is 29% protein. I had a problem getting my dealer to get it ordered for me. So I switched dealers.
    Even if its that though, you have no idea how old the stuff is. Nutrional value starts to slip after 2 months on these feeds. But if you have to mail order.

    And yes, I use a startena and add oyster shell and dryed crushed egg shell to their sandbox and all is well.
     
  9. JJMR794

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  10. JJMR794

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    Quote:YOU DO REALIZE THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN JUST PROTIEN PERCENTAGE?
     

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