Organic Layer or 24%?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by blueberry1, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. blueberry1

    blueberry1 Out Of The Brooder

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    After starting off my new chicks with GMO Free food, I am debating if I want to switch to Organic. I love the fact that both are GMO free but the organic doesn't have the pesticides. Anyways, the brand I want to buy only has 22% protein and when I do my FF it will be over 24% probably. Is it bad for my CX to have 24+%? I already have them down to 12/12 with their FF. I can get them the organic layer feed which is either 17% or 20% but I don't know if they have the right nutrients for the CX. Any advice here?
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2014
  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    You need to use a feed formulated for the needs of the fast growing broilers. The layer ration will have the incorrect mineral concentrations and amino acid levels that won't meet the needs of these chicks.
     
  3. blueberry1

    blueberry1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thank you!! Do you feel 24% is too high of a protein for these birds? After fermenting the 22% it might gain a percent or two, right?
     
  4. blueberry1

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    Anyone else have a little advice? I'm scared to ferment the 22% for fear it might be too much protein. Any experiences?
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  5. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    22% feed is fine.
     

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