Protein?

NewGirlHere

Hatching
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Apr 20, 2013
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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!
 

Judy

Crowing
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Feb 5, 2009
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This is a rather complex subject. There is no single answer or source of info. I'd encourage you not to try this without doing some serious research first.
 

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