High protein feeds for chickens

JoJo 95

Songster
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Mar 15, 2009
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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?
 

Akane

Crowing
11 Years
Jun 15, 2008
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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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