Is 26% Protein Too High??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TwoCrows, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi. I am wondering if 26% protein feed is too high for my mixed flock. It is a gamebird/turkey feed. Can I feed this to my mixed flock and for how long? I don't want to over protein my birds. Thanks!
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    It's pretty rich for mature birds. I'd back it off to 20-22% if it were me if you have gambirds or waterfowl in your flock. 18-20% if they're all chickens.

    Really young birds would be different.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed 20% to my chickens & 28% to the quail.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    The problem I see with it is that protein is expensive and you are paying for more protein than your birds are using.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Thanks for the replies! Yeah, I also keep quail. The feed order got mixed up and I didn't get the layer feed. No big deal as the feed store will replace it. But was just wondering if I could feed this high protein stuff to the chickens anyway. $2.00 more per 50 pound bag on the gamebird food. But I don't want to over do the protein on the chickens. Thanks!
     
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