New scratch I'd like to try....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 1 acre willows, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. 1 acre willows

    1 acre willows Songster

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    There's a local feed mill here that has a 5 grain scratch with dried peas added, I know dried beans are a no go but, what about dried peas?
     
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  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Peas are fine
     
  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    Peas are fine, though mine don't like them dried, only fresh.
     
  4. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    Scratch has corn in it, which is a carbohydrate. Corn with livestock is used to add fat to them. Protein adds meat and carbs add fat. Carbs should be fed in moderation to any stock, to maintain a healthy balance between meat and fat. Especially for processing stock or egg production.
     
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  5. 1 acre willows

    1 acre willows Songster

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    I use scratch as a treat. They might get 2 cups a day, they can forage out in the yard or they get layer feed. Anything else I use to keep them near the coop and as treats
     

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