Mixing scratch w/ feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AimsChickies, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of mixing my feed w/ scratch. Is that ok to do?
     
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    SSO202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scratch should be used as a treat for the most part. You can mix the two and it will not hurt, but keep in mind the corn in scratch from what I understand raises the chickens body tempature. You may want to be careful doing that in Florida.
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I did that when I first got my chickens b/c I didn't know better. Since I only have 5 adults it's taking a while to go through it, but they tend to throw a lot of the feed out of the feeder so they can get to all the scratch and are wasting a lot of it. [​IMG] I can't wait until this batch is done and then I won't do it again!
     
  4. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so i guess i'm going to "scratch" that idea. [​IMG]
     

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