Peanut Bran - Ok for my chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by deanawo, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. deanawo

    deanawo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the chance to get some peanut bran super cheap - like $3.50 a bag cheap. It is rice bran and peanut pieces mixed together. It is being sold as deer feed here. Peanut bits/pieces/leavings mixed with rice bran. Sure beats the $16 a bag I am paying for layer feed if it is ok.
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Rice bran is excellent feed, but it sours almost instantly. The commercial rice bran animal feed contains a lot of preservatives. If that doesn't bother you, then it is good nutritious feed. Peanuts contain good protein.

    It's going to be a supplement, not a complete feed. But if you use about 10% of this for their diet, that would work and save you a little bit of money.

    The only thing I would worry about would be the quality of the peanuts. Peanuts are expensive and getting higher all the time. There is a reason that those are being sold as animal feed. I'd want to verify that they are safe to feed. Nobody is going to complain if they make a wild deer sick.
     
  3. deanawo

    deanawo Out Of The Brooder

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    It isn't "feed" as in commercial feed. It was all grown locally and has had nothing added to it. I may try some as scratch, thank you!
     

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