"Louisiana "La-yers" Peeps"

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Sassymygirl, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    You are so right about that.
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I was going to say the same thing about the protein. I wouldn't be able to feed 14% to my birds. That's not enough protein.
     
  3. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL that's about what I paid for it back in 1982-85 when I had my egg business as a FFA project then. Now, ironically it has increased 150% since then and egg prices only about 50/75%
    It just don't add up does it. LOL
    Our good ol' US economy
    Jeff
     
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  4. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes I agree Kuntrygirl
    One should feed a minimum of 16% to expect decent layers to produce good and this should be the average protein numbers figured together as when you add in another type feed whether it be grains or the maintianer you have to average out the formula to still be 16% if you feed layer feed and grain you have to make sure the girls eat their daily amount of the higher protein feeds first or they will just fill up on their favorite feed (the grains) and not eat those ol cardboard like bland tasting pellets. [​IMG]

    Jeff
     
  5. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't give any grit, just crushed oyster shells, since mine have a large run & also are let out to free range every afternoon I figure they get enough "grit" from that.

    Petrus Feed n Seed is on the north end of Alexandria, where I live.
     
  6. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    But then you can't come visit me! [​IMG]
     
  7. PrimroseMom1

    PrimroseMom1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll go this weekend!
     
  8. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Amen to that! I feed my chickens 1/2 laying pellets (forgot the protein level), 1/2 of the 26% gamebird & add in either cracked corn in the winter or oats in the summer. (That's over 100% I know. Isn't it scary that I earn my paycheck at a CPA firm)? [​IMG] In addition to free ranging a few hours every day & all the scraps etc. They all eat heartily & are healthy & lay well except when they are moulting.

    Also all of mine are from "heritage" stock except for my one original Meyer hatchery Easter Egger who is 7 yrs old now. I do have some of her daughters in my flock - they all lay a big green egg. I like the variety of breeds & egg colors, but mine are just for fun.
     
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  9. PrimroseMom1

    PrimroseMom1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I use Lone Star Nutri-boost, do I need to add Oyster Shell to it for laying hens? Where can I get this near Baton Rouge? THANKS!!!
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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