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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Sassymygirl, Apr 10, 2009.
You are so right about that.
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.
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
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.
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.
But then you can't come visit me!
I'll go this weekend!
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)? 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.
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!!!