Is this right? Feed question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NDFarmer, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. NDFarmer

    NDFarmer Hatching

    Mar 28, 2012
    I have some red sex-link and barred rock hens they are currently 24weeks old and most of them have been laying for about 2weeks now. They have access to outdoors where they can eat grass and play in the dirt and what not.

    My question is if anyone knows if this ration would be correct..I mix about a ton at a time

    1800lbs of crushed wheat screenings (12-14% protein)
    200lbs of soybean meal (50ish% protein if i recall correctly)
    60lbs of Fertel's organic poultry nutri balancer
    175lbs of calcium carb.

    During the winter I give them some square alfalfa bales, I also give them oyster shells year round to pick at.

    My broilers have been getting this:

    1600lbs of crushed wheat screening
    400lbs of soybean meal
    60lbs of fertels organic poultry nutri balancer
    25lbs of calcium carbonate

    Any and all input would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advance

  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Fertrells keeps an animal nutritionist on staff so if you are using their Nutri-Balancer they should be able to help you out with a precise formula from a professional. Give them a call and see what they can do for you. I know several years ago one of their poultry nutritionists used to be very good about helping people to develop ration formulas.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012

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