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is scrambled eggs a good protein source?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by realsis, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Ive been making warm oatmeal with a scrambled egg on top. I'm wondering if its a good source of protein for the girls. I want them to gain a little weight. What else would be a great way to add protien and help with weight gain? They love the oatmeal and egg. Any more suggestions? They are not overly thin but could use a little more weight. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    scrambled eggs is a good source of protein, so is black oil sunflower seeds, beans, and even cat food.
     
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Mine like meat of all kinds, especially hamburger. You can get small kibble dog food / cat food / fish food all with high protein percentages. Bugs of any kind. You could also try going with a higher protein % chicken feed or something like game bird food as a more regular supplement since it is usually a compete food.
     
  4. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine LOVE black oil sunflowers seeds which I hear are high in fat and protein.
     
  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Thanks everyone! Any more suggestions?
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Are you free feeding your girls, what is their usual food protein/fat percentage wise? Chickens can eat about anything, you just want to aim for things that are higher in protein and maybe fat than their regular food. How much/what in the way of treats do you usually feed them? Most "treats" (scratch, grains, fruits, veggies etc) tend to be lower in protein than regular chickens food so you do want to watch that.
     
  7. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Sunflower seeds are good, but keep in mind they are only 16% or less protein. My newest bag form TSC actually says 14%. They will not do a lot to "up" the protein on 16% layer feed.
     
  8. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newbie question. Why are you trying to add weight? Are your chickies under weight? Oh, are they for food?
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    If they PRODUCED the eggs, I don't see how it's ADDING any protein to their bodies
     
  10. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . They produce and expel the egg. It's produces by the reproductive system. If they eat it it enters the digestive system. Everything that goes throught digestion will add to their bodies.
     

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