Schroeder: protein

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by saladin, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    the South
    Your valid question has been hijacked by cats.

    Your stirred some real discussion which is never bad unless folks just aren't listening. To summarize:

    The consensus is that 20% protein is not going to hurt your flock.

    Chickens are omnivores as you know. So, nature has dictated that they need a diet balanced for ominvores: not too much protein but enough.
    The source of the protein is important because in places like the South cotton seed meal is sometimes utilized. Be aware of Gossypium Poisoning.

    Most of us are feeding between 15-20% protein.

    I personally feed fully mature cocks 4 oz. of 15% protein feed once a day. That is all they need to be healthy and live long.

    Do what seems best and moniter the results. saladin
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010

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