How much black oil sunflower seed is too much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dandelioness, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Dandelioness

    Dandelioness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of any sort of guideline as to how much BOSS is too much in a whole grain ration for layers? Looking for a "not more than ___ per hundred pounds" or "not more than 30% by weight" and a source, if possible.

    I have found guidelines on barley, wheat, oats and flax - things like "add no more than 15% by weight" and whatnot, but I have not found ANY information about any sort of limit on BOSS.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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  3. Dandelioness

    Dandelioness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, that is an interesting site.

    They mention using a pretty high percentage in broiler ration.

    For layers, only one study is reported, using only about 5% BOSS. It reports at that level there being neither an increase nor a decrease in egg production.

    Still an interesting site, thank you for sharing the link. :)
     

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