Is meat bird feed ok for layers?

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

  1. rytycatemom

    rytycatemom New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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