My Mix , suggestions?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TheFruitLoops, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. TheFruitLoops

    TheFruitLoops Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey!

    To make it easy on myself I mixed 10 pounds of feed today.

    9 pounds of Nutrena Layer crumbles 16% Protein
    1 pound of Calf Manna 25% protein.
    2 handfuls of Meal worms
    Also added garlic powder and cayenne pepper to the mix.

    Anything else you all suggest? Or does this seem to be good?
     
  2. TheFruitLoops

    TheFruitLoops Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Hope you have grit and oyster shell free choice on the side. Also, why alter a complete feed? Creating a possibly unbalanced blend makes no sense to me. Mary
     
  4. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you do the math and post the new nutrient levels, you might get more responses.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Just by adding the Calf Manna to the Nutrena I think you should be alright, your bumping the proteins some (almost 1%) and upping a lot of the other nutrients in the Nutrena feed.

    On a note, by adding the Garlic Powder to this mix you could bring out a Sulfur smell in the eggs.
     
  6. TheFruitLoops

    TheFruitLoops Out Of The Brooder

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    I wasn't sure of the math and was asking for help as I'm new...



    I was informed that by adding calf manna it shouldn't hurt. One of the reasons I posted this was to find out. I'm new and looking for help. Because what I was doing before wasn't working.

    Yes they are on the ground and free roam. So grit is available as well as supplemental grit... Oyster shell is in a small pan in their run if they choose. But they don't touch it.



    From what I read on here and elsewhere it shouldn't alter the taste. Someone did note their chickens smelled of garlic.
     

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