Protein

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by angcurdy, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. angcurdy

    angcurdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey y'all. I wanna add catfish feed to my chicken feed to protein. But I don't know if I should because I have some younger chickens in the coop (range 2-5 months). Would it hurt the younger chickens

    See. Mine have been barely laying. But I bought some from a guy and he was supplementing with catfish feed and even after relocation they are still laying good!

    I would appreciate any thoughts!!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I would read the ingredients to make sure what else is in there that may not be appropriate for chickens. The extra protein certainly wouldn't hurt growing birds. As a matter of course, growing birds can utilize much more protein than adults.

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    Figure out the protein percentage of the fish feed and the percentage you need to add to your feed to get it where you want it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2013

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