Question on feeding.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Saffy, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Saffy

    Saffy In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2007
    I have been buying layer pellets by the ton. This price has risen again! $425 per ton, just 6 months or so it was $300 per ton. Talking with the girl at the feed mill, she saids a lot of people feed a ration of corn, soybeans and barley. What do you think of feeding this instead of layer pellets, they do get out to forage also.
  2. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    I also use cracked corn (sometimes oats too) and mine do just great. No decrease in laying and if anything I think they get fatter.
  3. Saffy

    Saffy In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2007
    Thanks for the reply, I guess I'm going to go for it. It would save in dollars. It is getting so expense to keep them. Do you do add anything for calcium? The grain mix I will be getting has soybean, cracked corn and barley, but she said that it would not contain any vitamins that they put in the layer pellets. This new mix is $300 a ton, so it will save me about $75 per half ton.
  4. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Songster

    Sep 18, 2007
    Pell City, Alabama
    You should have oyster shell(for calcium) available free choice all the time for your layers and grit also if they are not free ranged or out to get it on their own.
    Good luck on your new feed and let us know how they do, okay?
    Seems like the feed is going up everywhere by the week. [​IMG]

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