Protein in feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MonkeyZero, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Is 16% protein in lay pellets fed to silkies fine(they are pets)?
    Some lady told me its not
    Is it?
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's on the low side. I mix my layer with gamebird or flock raiser which has 20% protien and have oyster shell free choice on the side. [​IMG] Total side point: layer pellets are not ok for chicks, ever.
  3. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anywhere from 14-17% is a suitable protein percentage mixture for standard laying hens, so I'm sure your silkies will be fine with the 16% as that is what most all layer feed/pellets contains.

    You can always supplement protein if you feel it is not enough for them.
  4. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    I just got back from an avian vet yesterday. I have a bird sick with Egg Yolk Peritonitis. My bird is emaciated. I asked if feed with 16% protein is high enough. She said that is plenty of protein.
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Like ella said 16% protien is on the low side but you should be fine with them being pet and not for show..


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