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Is this a complete feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Skip, May 10, 2009.

  1. Skip

    Skip Chillin' With My Peeps

    1/2 LB Jacob's Cattle beans
    1 LB Cracked Corn
    1/4 LB Instant Oatmeal/Rolled Oats
    1/4 LB Wheat
    Dash Salt/Kelp meal

    Am I missing anything? Vitamins? Minerals?
     
  2. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    I am not an expert by any means, and I have never made feed before. The one thing I did notice though is that you are planning on using salt. It is my understanding, and please correct me if I am wrong, that salt is bad for chickens. I did stumble across this chicken feed recipe though. I hope it helps you!!

    http://www.greenerpasturesfarm.com/ChickenFeedRecipe.html

    Another thing you may want to add is cinnamon, there was a thread not too long ago discussing the benefits of cinnamon. If I find it again I will post it for you.

    Best wishes and I am sorry noone else who had more knowledge bothered to answer you. [​IMG]
     
  3. Stephen in SoKY

    Stephen in SoKY Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not familiar with the protein levels of Jacob's Cattle Beans, so I can't formulate your protein levels for you. Off the top, you might consider adding a poultry vit/min concentrate available at any real feed mill. The one I use is Akey Layer 75 because that's available locally. The Fertrell products are well thought of, but terribly expensive & even more so if you must have it shipped. FWIW, I think you have a great start towards a balanced ration if you can establish protein levels on your beans and adjust levels accordingly. That and adding a concentrate should have you in good shape. Google "Pearsons square" to formulate protein levels & check out Lionsgrip for additional ideas.
     

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