- Apr 20, 2013
Hey there, this is my first time with chickens and I'm trying to put together this chicken feed stuff. It's common knowledge that laying hens need between 16-18% protein. But nowhere can I find a table of what ELSE they need. How much fat? how many carbs? what is the rest of that 84-86% feed made up of? if you were to cut wheats and grains out of their diet for another, higher-protein source, what other things are in the wheat that they need? I would super appreciate it if you could help! Thanks!