My layin feed says 20% protien

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DLS, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    is 20$ protien enough? what can I put to my birds to UP the laying?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I've fed 18 and 22 percent to my flock, can tell no difference as far as egg laying, but the 22 percent seems to help with feather growth and keeps the feathers shiny.
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Both brands of layer feed that I have used have been 16% protein
     
  4. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there was a way to feed something to chickens and get them to lay more than they would otherwise, industry would have invented it by now. The fact no miracle feed of this type is out there probably means that you can't influence egg number by protein content.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I agree. I've fed mine 20% ever since they started to lay, about a year now. They are healthy and happy. I have a friend and she is a veternarian. She told me they were in excellent health. Most days each lay an egg. Some days some will take the day off.
     
  6. gachickeeper

    gachickeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    what brand is 20 and 22 percent? I think the Layena is 16
     
  7. too much fun

    too much fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nutrena comes in 16% and 20%
     

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