Look at these facts

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by asooomaa, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. asooomaa

    asooomaa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I bought 50 kg of poultry mash and these facts are written on it:

    Protein 9.9 %
    Calcium 0.8%
    Phosphorus 0.3%
    Fibers 3.96%
    Ash 4.71% ( i can't explain what is this ) !!
    Fat 2.67%

    ps: the mash contains barley , wheat, cracked corn and other materials i don't know

    so i want from experts to tell me if this diet is approbriate for chickens 16 weeks old
    any help will be appreciated ,,,
     
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  2. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Just my opinion but it does not have enough protein in it. Laying hens or point of lay hens need at least 16% crude protein. If by mash you mean that stuff that looks almost like dust. I personally do not like it because you can't tell if it is something they swept off the floor or actual feed. Lots of people use pellets but I prefer crumble for all my birds.

    Also wanted to add that Purina is a very good choice for a brand of feed.
     
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  3. asooomaa

    asooomaa Out Of The Brooder

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    ok is the calcium percentage enough for layers ??,
    and exept protein , are the others materials' percentages good ?
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I probably wouldn't be feeding that to my chooks.

    Go find something better for them.
     
  5. asooomaa

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    ok is the calcium percentage enough for layers ??,
    and exept protein , are the others materials' percentages good ?
     
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Layer feed should have somewhere between 3 and 4 percent calcium, so no , the calcium is way too low.
     
  7. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    I would go with Layer Crumbles or Layer Pellets, if they are for chickens that will be laying soon.

    That way, you know they are getting what they need.

    Remember to switch them to the new food slowly!!



    Jason
     
  8. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    This is the nutrition facts for Purina Layena from the Purina website:

    Protein, not less than 16.0%
    Lysine, not less than 0.55%
    Methionine, not less than 0.25%
    Fat, not less than 2.5%
    Fiber, not more than 7.0%
    Calcium, not less than 3.25%
    Calcium, not more than 4.25%
    Phosphorus, not less than 0.5%
    Salt, not less than 0.3%
    Salt, not more than 0.8%
    Vitamin A 3,000 IU/lb
    Vitamin E 10.5 IU/lb
     
  9. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not feed that at all
     
  10. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, maybe this is "scratch", rather than poultry feed.
     

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