PROTEIN

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Buster, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    What is a good simple way to add extra protein in their diet? I'm told this will help with cannibalizing. My roo and my EE are getting the raw end of that deal.
     
  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    try feeding a bit of scrambled egg or chopped boiled egg.
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Thanks for the tip- any advice on how much and how often for 11 chickens in below freezing weather?
     
  4. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    some people feed about 2 eggs a day, but with 11, i'd say three, scrambled or chopped.

    Edit to say: you can also do it biweekly and thats also as good
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2008
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Some also use catfood but with the warning that it does contain a decent amount of salt so do so in moderation. My chickens scare the cat away from the dish and steal her food. [​IMG]
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Thanks for the tips. I wondered about the cat food because the friend I got them from said add round cat food, but the site said not to. Does the added protein fix the cannibalization?
    Also, I really like the egg idea. Thanks for the info.
     
  7. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    [​IMG] I had the same questions on a diff forum when mine were youngins.

    dont be afraid to ask or there might not be another time to ask [​IMG]
     
  8. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been giving more protein lately there has been some back pecking. Today it was chopped beef heart. Also I've been building up the egg supply and give give them ground up hardboiled eggs. They will also eat black bens and garbonzos but the heart and chopped eggs are favorites.

    Everything gets a little yogurt with it and they just go crazy!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:It's good to know I can bounce questions and comments off this board and get advice from so many people who are actually doing it. It saves me researching a lot of this stuff myself and also saves my "real world" friends from me calling them every 20 minutes with a chicken question. lol. I've done a lot of research but you'll probably hear from me often on here because I'd rather ask someone who knows than lose the things I've worked for. Thanks everyone!
     
  10. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Quote:It's good to know I can bounce questions and comments off this board and get advice from so many people who are actually doing it. It saves me researching a lot of this stuff myself and also saves my "real world" friends from me calling them every 20 minutes with a chicken question. lol. I've done a lot of research but you'll probably hear from me often on here because I'd rather ask someone who knows than lose the things I've worked for. Thanks everyone!

    your welcome! just make sure the eggs don't resemble a freshly laid egg or you'll have a lot more problems on your hands!
     

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