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Is meat bird feed ok for layers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rytycatemom, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. rytycatemom

    rytycatemom Hatching

    May 17, 2009
    My husband picked up meat bird feed by mistake. Is it ok to feed it to our 3 laying chickens, or is the fat content too high?

  2. Nemo

    Nemo Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    N'rn Wisconsin
    It should be fine so long as they have a source of calcium.

    I have a Sprout feed sheet here... Layer is 4% fat and Meater is 3%. I don't know what specific brand you have, so I don't know what the percentages are for sure on yours, but they're prob'ly similar.

    I just bought a bag of Meater to mix in with my Layer feed so that I can raise the percentage of protein. My Buff Orps have been lazy layers, and I'm hoping this perks them up a bit.

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