High protein feeds for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JoJo 95, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of any grasses or insects that I can feed to broilers to give protein and save on feed?
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Very few plants are that high in protein. Insects would take massive quantities although some do raise a lot of mealworms. Collecting wild ones would be very time consuming. Fish meal is often used as supplemental animal protein for chickens. I haven't seen any around here though. Soybean meal is usually not too difficult to get your hands on. Both may have to be mixed with water or something moist though since a lot of chickens will ignore fine powder left behind in the feeder. Cat and dog food is also sometimes used and I would grind some up for my button quail since I couldn't get higher than 22% protein feed here but you have to watch the salt content.
     

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