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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by spatcher, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am confused as to what the ideal protein content should be for laying hens. Can anyone answer this for me? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    16 percent is usually the normal percent but I have had custom feed with 18 percent for layers.
     
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank You! Can higher content delay laying in hens?
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I'm not sure the nutritionist started me on a the 18 percent to start and at 30 weeks I'm going down to 16. So maybe it helps them start laying.
     
  5. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okay TY!
     
  6. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any other suggestions out there? Miss Prissy? Anyone? Is there a big difference in brands of feed? Suggestions there?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Almost all layer is 16% protein, however, Purina has a non-advertised brand that is 15% and Buckeye has an 18% layer. I have also used a 22% protein locally milled layer feed from ADM Alliance/PenPals, but I usually only buy that when I have several that are molting badly, plus it's more expensive. Most of the time, 16% is just fine.
     
  8. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Cyn!
     
  9. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nutrina has a 20% in pellets my birds like it some but ain't crazy for it like purina.
     
  10. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks DLS!
     

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