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Raising Breeders

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TAO, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. TAO

    TAO New Egg

    Feb 3, 2007
    Hello: Want to try some breeding, and need to find a good breeder feed ration. I have seen breeder feed mentioned here & there but no facts on o/o protien etc. Also, should I wait for pullets to age before selecting hatching eggs? Thanks for any info. TAO
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2007
    TAO, some people use game bird grower which is higher in protein than chicken feed.

    Eggs from Older pullets are ok, but I would not use some of the first eggs layed. Using the most uniform eggs is also a good idea.

  3. TAO

    TAO New Egg

    Feb 3, 2007
    Thanks Bigzio: Our local Co-Op does not have a wide variety of feeds anymore, our part of N.Ga. has had an explosion growth. Just not as many farm folks as there was 30 years ago. I am planning on pullets to lay in June and start the hatching eggs in November. Going too be a chore trying to brood thru the winter.

    I will check up on the game feed thingy when in town, might be the way to go. However, not sure if higher protien is what I need, as I will want to slow grow the breed stock. I was more concerned about the needed extra vitamins & minerals. These may be in the game feed. Thanks again for the post, TAO
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Bill, Brown's Feed has a product called Super Breeder Crumble. Right now the company is having trouble with their equipment crushing it too much, but are getting new machines. It's a Southern States product, 21% protein and made for breeders.

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