milo for feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BRYAN662, May 4, 2009.

  1. BRYAN662

    BRYAN662 Out Of The Brooder

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    i am a farmer and raise milo. can i feed it straight to my chickens or do i need to mix it with something else?
     
  2. BRYAN662

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    anyone?
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Well it's the first ingredient in Dumor chick starter feed, but someone on here said that it's not so good for layers - something about vitamin A? I'm pretty sure you'll want to feed a variety.
     
  4. montyhp

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    If I am not mistaken, it is one of the main ingredients in the scratch we get at the feed store here in south texas.

    Montyhp
     
  5. BRYAN662

    BRYAN662 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     
  6. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    Haha....I planted a large plot of organic milo for the girls, they wouldn't touch it.

    My suggestion is make sure they like it before you go to the trouble.

    Try sunflowers!!! They were crazy for that. [​IMG]
     
  7. upthecreek

    upthecreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Milo is on the bottom of the list in quality grains !!! I guess it would be ok to mix it with other grains if they will eat it .
    Reason its listed as a first ingredient on some of these feeds is because it's CHEAP !!
    Shannon
     
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  8. ejd2643

    ejd2643 New Egg

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    Milo often gets a bad rap. In some cases chickens chose milo over corn. The real factor that one should consider is the total protein required. A chick that is less than 14 weeks requires 17% protein, milo only has 9% protein so it should be fed with a protein supplment like soybean meal. If you are intrested in making a complete feed for your chickens I would recomend checking the avaliable protein of a feedstuff and the required protein of the age and type of chicken you raise. I have studied feeds at Kansas State Unversity and would be happy to assist in any way I can.
     
  9. BRYAN662

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    thanks i am currently mixing with layer pellets, and scratch.
     

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