Grinding my own feed, I need help with the ratio

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lady Ressler, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Lady Ressler

    Lady Ressler Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2012
    North Dakota
    We have been grinding our own feed for our girls as they grow. They are now at a laying age and I am wondering what I need to change.

    I have access to: whole oats, ground oats, ground corn, and distillers pellets (20% protein). I can buy other grains and grind them if I need to.

    I have free choice oyster shells available to the girls.

    What and how much do I need to be feeding my hens that should be laying any day now?

    Thank you for your help.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Here's a recipe for laying mash that I found. It's quite large quantities though... Hope it helps!

    50.1kg (110.44 lbs) wheat meal
    50.1kg maize meal
    50.1kg oats, barley or rye meal
    50.1kg fish meal
    13.6kg (30 lbs) dried milk
    9.0kg (20 lbs) ground sea shells

    It says to "give them free access to this and a handful each of whole grains to scratch out of their straw or litter."

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