Grain Screenings

spartman

Chirping
8 Years
Feb 23, 2011
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NE South Dakota
Been reading all round this forum and havent really found a definite answer about feeding grain screenings to chickens.

The elevator in town is willing to sell their screenings for 50 dollars a ton.

I am thinking thats a pretty good price for chicken feed.

Im sure it wouldnt be 16 percent protein, but with all the various seeds etc in the screenings it should be okay for em, right?

If not screenings what could I get from the elevator to feed my chickens properly.

They dont sell chicken feed but do sell grains.

Could I buy a mix of something, maybe with a little corn, some wheat or barley and maybe some millet?
 

A.T. Hagan

Don't Panic
12 Years
Aug 13, 2007
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North/Central Florida
I've never fed grain screenings so don't have any personal experience with them, but only what I've read over the years.

What I'd do if I were you is a Google search using "grain screenings" (with the parentheses) and "mycotoxins" (without the parentheses) then decide for yourself. If they're tested and in a climate as dry as South Dakota they may be a great feed component. Won't be balanced by themselves but at that price it might be worth doing some mixing. If they're tested.
 
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