protein whats best

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by spence90, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. spence90

    spence90 New Egg

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    i read last night on the forum about treats for the chickens and that protein helps with picking what is the best to give. already have scratch,laying mash,oyster shell,and cracked corn.
     
  2. Chicken Woman

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    I give mine any kind of cooked beans,and I make yogurt in my crock pot (which makes alot and is cheap). They love both and I give them some everyday
    I add DE to yogurt once a week for worming
     
  3. walbarbsa

    walbarbsa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first post -- I just joined the forum and I'm addicted. Anyway, how do you make yogurt in the crockpot? I would love to feed that to my feathered family....they love rice and corn too.

    Barbara in Castroville, Texas
     
  4. spence90

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    please tell us how to make yogurt and what is de
     
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    WELCOME !!!!![​IMG]

    Yogurt in crock pot

    8 cups whole milk and 1 carton of store bought natural live/active culture plain yogurt. (this will be your starter) Once you have made your own you can use last container to start a new batch.

    1) Put milk in crock pot
    Cook on LOW for 2 1/2 hours

    2) UNPLUG- and let sit with lid on for 3 hours

    3) Scoop out about 2 cups of milk and mix in yogurt with
    wire whip.Return this mixture to crock pot and stir a little.

    4) Keep unplugged ! Wrap a heavy bath or beach towel
    around entire pot and leave it sit on counter for 8 hours or overnight.

    You can now put into containers and refrigerate If you want to add fruit or frozen berries you can but I only do that if we are eating it.

    I like to add about 1 teaspoon of plain gelitan powder just before I
    wrap towel around it as it will be a little thicker and geitan adds protien as well.

    It will last 7 to 10 days. Save about 1/2 cup to start your next batch.

    I take it out in 2 1 cup plastic containers so they don't fight to get around it. I have 7 banties and 4 RIR big girls. They go crazy for it. I add one teaspoon of DE (which is all natural) once a week.

    My son really likes it when I add frozen mixed berries from costco !

    Enjoy ! [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicken Woman

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    Millions of years ago, in all the waters of the earth, microscopic one-celled plants called diatoms took the minerals from the waters and created protective shells for themselves. Diatoms once lived in quantities far beyond the minds ability to conceive, and as they died their shells drifted to the bottom of the sea beds. In this manner, vast deposits of diatom shells were laid down. Through the history of man's existence, a wide variety of valuable uses have been found for what has come to be called "diatomaceous earth." There are now more than 1,500 ways in which man benefits from this incredible material left by diatoms, Silicon Dioxide, along with a smattering of trace minerals. According to ...Wally Thorpe, there are many varieties of diatoms, and the preponderance of the type of diatom in any given deposit will give that deposit certain characteristics greatly differing to other deposits.

    <snip>Thorpe also tells us there are two primary types of diatomaceous earth deposits. Since three-fourths of the earth is covered with oceans, most deposits are of the salt water type. There are deposits which also occur in fresh water lakes and within this second type of deposit, the purity is exceptional. In fact, says Thorpe, who utilizes only fresh water deposits in his products, "It is so pure that the Food and Drug Administration has given it a "food-grade" designation.

    The governments of the United States and Canada recognize that fossil shell flour is safe to use in animal foods in an amount not to exceed 2 percent by weight of the total feed ration. When added at this percentage, fossil shell flour prevents "clumping" of feed particles by keeping them separate, so there is improved flowability, mixability and handling of the animal feed. This in turn, creates two big advantages to the animals who consume fossil shell flour at the recommended feed ration. First, acting as an anti-caking agent to prevent "clumping" of feed particles, the surface area of feed exposed to the digestive processes - both bacterial and enzymatic - is increased and therefore more feed is actually digested and utilized. Secondly, fossil shell flour contains a small amount of 14 trace minerals.

    Simply understanding what diatomaceous earth (DE) is wouldn't mean very much to any of us, however, without the awareness of what pure diatomaceous earth products can do for us as livestock and animal breeders, feed crop producers, farmers, ranchers - even as pet and home owners. There is evidence, for example, that ancient Chinese added DE to their animal feeds 5,000 years ago, and various countries in Europe have been using DE as an animal food additive for some time now.

    ... with the help of Arizona State University, obtained a patent on adding DE to animal feeds in the United States in the early 1960's. Since that time, thousands of animal owners and livestock breeders have discovered that adding fossil shell flour to their animals' rations has produced a number of incredible benefits.

    In upcoming issues of the Rocky Mountain Livestock Journal, we'll be looking at several incredible stories and testimonials of livestock breeders and animal owners who talk about the benefits they have experienced by adding DE to their animal's feed. ...

    Perma-Guard insecticides have passed exhaustive tests, many of them under the scrutiny of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Kansas State University, and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Over the years these products have scored dramatic successes in protecting stored grain and seed, growing crops, homes and industrial plants from insect infestations, without the addition of any chlorinated phosphates, systemic poisons or chemical compounds commonly found in almost all commercial insecticides. With environmental and food protection issues a concern to all of us, the Perma-Guard company has become a revolution in the insecticide field.

    While other insecticides kill chemically, and insects, most usually over time develop an immunity to the chemicals, Perma-Guard insecticides kill bugs physically and insects have not yet developed immunity to a physical action. Perma-Guard insecticides are certain death to insects because they kill by actually puncturing the insect's exoskeleton, disrupting it's soft waxy shell structure, chewing up its digestive organs and causing death in a short time by dehydration. In addition to the action of the diatomaceous earth on bugs and insects, which is certainly non-toxic to humans and animals, some Perma-Guard insecticides also contain Pyrethrum, a vegetable, digestible extract from a variety of Chrysanthemum flower. that is deadly poison to insects and other forms of cold blooded life, but virtually non-toxic to warm-blooded life.

    Another ingredient used in Perma-Guard's household insecticide and pet powder (an effective flea/tick/mite application for animals, from pets to buffalo to ratites) is Piperonyl Butoxide, which was first discovered in Sassafras plants. Although an insecticide in it's own right, Piperonyl Butoxide's greatest value is that it multiplies the action of Pyrethrum by a power of ten! Due to their ingredients, Perma-Guard insecticides have a remarkable repellency factor that is ever-present in any environment in which they are regularly used. Bugs just don't feel welcome.

    Aside from Perma-Guard's household insecticide, proven effective against ants, roaches, silverfish, crickets, fleas, bedbugs, certain types of beetles, box elder bugs and useful in protecting exposed, stored food against insect pests, Perma-Guard also makes a D-10 insecticide for grain or seed storage. Field crops can be protected from insect damage too. by applying Perma-Guard systematically throughout the growing season. The wise grower will apply prior to insect infestation. And, get this! Perma-Guard insecticide products, which have been proven to be effective when used in a prescribed crop application program, also can be used safely, even to the day of harvest!

    I buy mine from www.gardenharvestsupply.com

    Besides feeding it to them you can sprinkle it in nesting boxes and in woodshavings to keep coop lice and mite free. Your chicken will scratch and roll in there and it is a natural substance to keep them free of bugs.

    I also use Sweet PDZ in my coop and you can buy at most feed stores. It keeps your coop smelling good and eliminates amonia odor that can make your chickens sick. It also cuts down on flys in your coop and chicken run.
     
  7. Chicken Woman

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    Since you are new it is really helpful to fo to: Learning center at the top of main page as there is a wealth of infomation and it was soooo helpful to me.

    Also in the chicken forum page the very first forum is : Frequently asked questions. There is also lots of good info and advice !!!

    Welcome and good luck.
    Lori
     
  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    diatomaceous earth does not contain protein.

    Just sayin',

    Pat
     
  9. Chicken Woman

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    If you read my post you would see that I said I add it to the yogurt as a wormer. The yogurt is a good source of protein
     
  10. 1brahmamama

    1brahmamama Out Of The Brooder

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    DE is very powdery and light, so be very careful when handling it that you do not inhale it, as it is damaging to your lungs. [​IMG]
     

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