Recipies for Feed

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by anthonyjames, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all,

    I am in the process of trying to find alternative protien for my broiler feed. Currently use soy meal and it is fine. But I have a small family store that would like to purchase 600 birds per year possibly more but their one requirement is no soy in the feed. I don't use bone meal nor do I want to.

    So I have some recpies and and one of the recipies calls for Crab Meal and Fish Meal. Is there a difference? My mill carries fish meal but I have never heard of the other and neither have I.

    Here are a couple of the recipies: I am open to any suggestions

    #1
    Broiler Starter Grower:
    19.7% Protein:
    Corn = 515
    Winter Peas = 600
    Sunflower Meal = 500
    Wheat = 250
    Vegetable Oil = 50
    Vitamin Pack = 60 (Fertrell Nutribalancer = http://www.fertrell.com/poutrynurtibalancer.htm
    ) Or some type of vitamin pack
    Calcium = 25


    #2
    Broiler Starter Grower:
    19.4% Protein:
    Corn = 500
    Winter Peas = 525
    Sunflower Meal = 400
    Crab Meal = 150 (Guessing same as Fish Meal)
    Wheat = 280
    Vegetable Oil = 75
    Vitamin Pack = 60 (Fertrell Nutribalancer = http://www.fertrell.com/poutrynurtibalancer.htm
    )Or some type of vitamin pack
    Calcium = 10


    #3
    Broiler Starter Grower:
    19.8% Protein:
    Corn = 600
    Winter Peas = 500
    Sunflower Meal = 350
    Crab Meal = 100 (Guessing same as Fish Meal)
    Fish Meal = 75
    Wheat = 280
    Vegetable Oil = 50
    Vitamin Pack = 60 (Fertrell Nutribalancer = http://www.fertrell.com/poutrynurtibalancer.htm
    ) or some type of vitamin pack.
    Calcium = 15
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the recipe I have used:
    1062# corn
    50# Alfalfa Meal
    40# Calcium
    100# Distillers Grain
    40# Fish Meal
    8# Kelp
    50# poultry 50 vitamin base
    150# linseed meal
    400# Canadian Peas

    I only did one batch of 50 using this feed. They grew slower than their soy fed conterparts, but where very, very active. Hands down more active than any CX I have ever raised. I fed the 800 pounds of feed in 9 weeks and the average weight was a little over 3 1/2 pounds which was disappointing. Also, the meat tasted "different". I will warn you not to use more than 5% total fish meal. More than that and the meat will have a fishy taste. I could taste some fishyness in the skin of these. After all that, the feed was about double the cost of soy based feed. I haven't done another batch using this ration. I sought this out for the same reason you are (customer requested), but came to the conclusion it isn't worth it.
     
  3. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks bigred,

    I have been finding the cost will not justify the switch. And for the volume the client was talking I opted against it. I will stick to my current ration.

    Plus I cant get peas, fish meal and some other things
     
  4. birdman1960

    birdman1960 Out Of The Brooder

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    do you have a local feed mill that can grind custom mixes for you? if so, they should have a nutritionist on staff to help you get the blend you are looking for...
     
  5. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a ration figured up that was using as many alternitive (By product) protein sources as I could get in- in MAX ammount for my birds-- It didnt' seem to work too bad- but I didn't get the growth, performace, or egg laying abilty (mainly maturity pattern) that I had expected..

    ENded up trashing it, and going back to the feed mill's ration.
     
  6. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll second Big Red's comment. My local feed mill warned me against using too much fish meal as they will have a fishy taste and smell.
     

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