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Protein and calcium treats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crystal1957, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. crystal1957

    crystal1957 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would like to know everybody's favorite protein and calcium treats, separate from their regular laying feed. Anyone out there have some favorites to share?
     
  2. Bard's Rock!

    Bard's Rock! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    meat protein - jack mackerel from Family Dollar, minnows left over from fishing, mice my cat catches and gives to my chickens or they take them away from him LOL

    calcium - brocolli, cabbage, kale egg shells have gotten darker and some with speckles [​IMG]

    sure, forgot to say I save all of their egg shells, rinse the insides, nuke them for a minute or two and then pulverize them in the blender...soaks up the juice in the jack mackerel.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2010
  3. crystal1957

    crystal1957 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds great--and affordable!!
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Rice milk- added calcium. They LOVE it.

    Pumpkin seeds.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    calcium: crushed egg shells

    Protein: anything left over including bones and carcasses
     
  6. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs!
     

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