Is this Homemade food SAFE?

Sobek

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I was researching how to cut cost for hundreds of chickens.... And came across this video but I wasn't sure if he was telling the truth or not or if he even knew what he was talking about. Any suggestions?

 

Wezdin

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:hmm I'm not sure about the lime supplement, if that is healthy or not, as for the feed he was mixing it seemed to have a ton of protein from the amount of sunflower seed. Are you going to go to his seminar? @Texas Kiki put together a list of all different kinds of feeds and their nutritional values., maybe she can help.
 

Sobek

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:hmm I'm not sure about the lime supplement, if that is healthy or not, as for the feed he was mixing it seemed to have a ton of protein from the amount of sunflower seed. Are you going to go to his seminar? @Texas Kiki put together a list of all different kinds of feeds and their nutritional values., maybe she can help.
No I'm not going to his Seminar lol I was just trying to find the right direction of what I would need to buy like the grains and stuff. I'm doing separate research about nutrient values to mix it myself.
 

DellaMyDarling

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Huh.
I'll have to read some labels tomorrow.
Initial thoughts are not so impressed with the mixture.

I personally don't have a grain mill anywhere near me. It's probably a bigger cost to make my own feed in such a way after shipping even if I found everything I needed.
I've been doing a bit of fodder feed experimentations for fun, something you could look into.
 

Cyprus

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I wouldn't say it is really that good. Fish meal is 60.7% protein and 7% calcium. BOSS is 15-17% protein and .52% calcium. Limestone is 54% calcium. Cottonseed meal cake protein content is 57%. Wheat bran protein is 67%. Wheat Pollard is 15% protein and .10% calcium. Corn is 7% protein. Maize germ protein is 22-31%. Soy meal is 41.7% protein.

I can't do calculations of protein and calcium content because he didn't give the amounts. But suffice it to say that you're probably looking at a feed that's around 20-25% protein, 2-4% calcium and likely too high in Lysine. (4% lysine in fish meal).
 

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