% of protien?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken Woman, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    IM feeding Dumor layers pellets 19% protien. A friend say's they need a higher protien feed. Is that true ?
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    Lori, 15% to 19% is usually referred to as the standard for crude protein in layer feed. Nutrition for Backyard Chicken Flocks,Alabama Cooperative Extension

    I feed a 20% ration mostly so that I can add other things without depleting the protein to an unhealthy level. Seems like I've read that 12.5% is adequate IF the protein is well-balanced. I don't know anything about Dumor feeds but surely a 19% ration is sufficient.


    edited to ask: Does your friend say why they should have a higher than 19% protein feed?
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008

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