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layena from purina

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jtr, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    im going to mix this with wheat so will it be ok for roos or will it still harm them
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    It will be ok to feed them that. I feed my roos layena from purina as well.
  3. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    East Tennessee
    You don't have to mix it, feeding it to roosters is fine.
  4. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    If you mix any thing "treat-like" with their layer feed, they usually pick thru it sending the layer feed to the ground and eating the treat, wasting a lot of food.
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:Yep - so true. And then your hens end up with less protein. Your roosters can eat it fine without mixing.
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    I agree. Don't mix it. Layena is only 16% protein so feed it as-is and save the wheat for a treat once a day. About half a handful per bird.
  7. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    well thats the thing i can get the wheat for free from my uncle (grew a cilo full) so that would cut my costs in half
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Well, if you're set on using the wheat (and your hens will be eating it), then you might research, here or elsewhere, what else would need to be added to insure that your hens will be getting enough protein, because protein is what goes into egg making. Some folks mix their own feed, but insure that the grain/supplement ratios are currect to insure good health.

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