mixing feed for higher protien?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Straubby, May 25, 2010.

  1. Straubby

    Straubby Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all i recently read a post on here about mixing a wild game feed with 24% protien with a flock management feed with oyster free choice.i am currently feeding a layer mash with 16% protien and oyster in it and have a brand new bag.can i mix in a feed with a higher protien the same way?has anyone done this and did you notice it helping with egg production?i'm currently getting good thick egg shells and nice size but am averaging 1 egg a day out of 3 hens that are currently laying.1 barred rock,1 RIR or RSL and one i'm not sure about. (partridge type color,wide long rounded comb)
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

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    It would be fine to mix what you have.
    I switched mine to 20% Flock Raiser and saw an increase in eggs. I got 11 eggs today from 13 hens, and at least two of them have been broody for a couple of weeks now.
    I give them Oyster shell also
     
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  3. Straubby

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    thanks alot.....i appreciate your help.
     

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