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Ratio of layer pellets to rolled oats.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by katepaws, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. katepaws

    katepaws Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been feeding my hens rolled oats and layer pellets, but I'm not sure what the ratio should be? They also have oyster shell in a separate bowl.
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They shouldn't be more than 10%
     
  3. katepaws

    katepaws Out Of The Brooder

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    10 percent of which Matt44644?
     
  4. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The oats.They will dilute protein content of the layer feed in too high of an amount.
     
  5. katepaws

    katepaws Out Of The Brooder

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    Great thanks so 1 part oats to 9 parts layer pellets?
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I think rolled oats are about the same protein content as most layer feed(16%).
    So you wouldn't be diluting protein, but might be diluting vitamins and minerals.
     

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