Is This True???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by The Wolf Queen, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was at one of my local feedstores the other day, and the man at the counter told me that there is a type of food that you can give to all of your flock birds (chickens, ducks. geese, quail, etc) from birth to death. Its called Flock Raiser with 20% protein. Can this really be fed from birth to death?
     
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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Purina Flock Raiser.

    It doesn't have the calcium that is needed for strong layers.
     
  3. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    its really good for turkeys
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  5. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Its Flock Raiser, and no. Different birds need different things.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I start all mine out on Purina Start & Grow and then they're all switched over to Flock Raiser. I keep oyster shell out for the layers to eat what they need and they do well on it.
     
  7. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep thats what I was talking about, Flock Raiser. Changing post one now.
     
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  8. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the flock raiser at 20% protein. It is fine for laying hens if you are sure to supply them with oyster shell for extra calcium free choice at all times. I like having a little extra protein so that if I give them scratch or other treats they are still getting plenty of protein. Actually right now I feed them several things, including a grain mix, and a protein mix, but I used to just use the flock raiser. I don't think it is quite high enough in protein for young chicks, and certainly couldn't comment on other birds, but it is fine for any adult chickens.
     
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  9. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What % of protein do chicks need? Would you believe Ive never read the bag? [​IMG]
     
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  10. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the starter feed that I have used is 26% protein, but I can't completely verify that number as I don't have any here. It is very educational to read the label and all the ingredients. In fact I recommend that for human food also...
     

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