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High protein?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tonyschicks, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. tonyschicks

    tonyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, not sue if I'm posting in the right thread but I just received a pair of Ayam cermani chickens and have a few questions about their feed as I am new to this breed. The person I bought them from said they required a high protein diet. He said to feed them lots of fruit and veggies and even any left over meat. He said I could also just mix in with their scratch Game bird chow 20%. This seems like a lot of protein for what are suppose to be 3 month old birds ( even though I just heard the roo start his singing) . Has anyone else heard of this? Thanks in advance
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    At three months old they should be on a good quality grower, which will have from 18-24 % protein. Anything extra like fruits and scratch will cut the total protein amount. I personally like keeping mine around the 18% to slow down their growth a bit so they don't mature too early. I have no experience with offering mine meat, at that age they are usually eating bugs.
     
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    tonyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In other words they don't need any type of special feed? Or higher than normal protein levels?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    No, but a grower is higher in protein than a layer, so maybe that's what they were referring to. So find a starter or grower that you find locally so it's easier to buy more, if it's non medicated they can stay on it forever, otherwise you can switch to a layer or all flock when they are mature, I like to wait until around 8 months.
     
  5. tonyschicks

    tonyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your input
     

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