High protein feeds for chickens

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

  1. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    Does anyone know of any grasses or insects that I can feed to broilers to give protein and save on feed?
  2. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    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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