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

  1. TAO

    TAO New Egg

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    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

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    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.

    bigzio
     
  3. TAO

    TAO New Egg

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    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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