Higher protein feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lavacaw, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. lavacaw

    lavacaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have acquired some hens that need some help! They are either molting (my best guess) or the roosters and other hens are doing a number on their feathers. I have never had such a ragged looking bunch. I have some wild game bird crumbles that I bought for turkeys. Would it be okay to give them some of this to increase their protein intake? It has a higher protein content than the lay pellets.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure.
     
  3. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I was just going to ask about the "game bird" feed. I've asked before and not had any answers.

    I think I'll wait until it gets a little cooler here, though.

    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. lavacaw

    lavacaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TammyTx...you are probably about 100 miles from me...won't be cool here till November and these chicks need a little help now! [​IMG]
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Can I say nanny nanny boo boo [​IMG] It's already cooler here. Must be stopping at the Texas/Arkansas border.
    I'm going to gamebird feed this week because my birds are molting and need a little help in the feather dept.
     
  6. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Gamebird feed is all I feed my chickens and they flourish on it! [​IMG]
     
  7. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been feeding a mixture of 22% layer feed and rolled milo (9%). It cuts my costs a little bit and I figure that the way I mix it, my chickens are getting 16% plus on the protein.

    When cooler weather comes, I'll include cracked corn.

    just my 2 pesos worth,
    -Junkmanme-[​IMG]
     

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