scratch grains

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sheila3935, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to make a more nutritious scratch treat to give to my chickens. Does anyone have any recipes for making it. I was thinking boss wheat oats and corn. Anything I am missing?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You Could use a All Grain Pigeon Feed, it a all kinds of grains in it. Most have at least 14% protein and I have seen it all the way to 21% protein.
    Also you can get Pigeon feed with or without Corn and most if not all don't have Soy in them.

    INGREDIENTS -
    Popcorn, Whole Milo, Canadian Peas, Whole Wheat, Maple Peas, Austrian Peas, Oat Groats

    INGREDIENTS -
    Canadian Peas, Austrian Peas, Wheat, Oat Groats, Milo, Red Proso Millet, Maple

    If you cant get a all grain pigeon feed at you mill you can try -

    Cracked corn - 31%, Wheat - 17%, Red Wheat - 16% Yellow/Green peas - 16%, Barley - 7%, White Wheat - 6%, Buck Wheat - 5%, Safflower Seed - 2%
    ( Above mix should be 12% Protein - 3.1 Fat ) also note that % is by weight, so 17% would be 17 lbs


    Chris
     
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  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    My regular grain feed for my birds is three parts whole corn, one part wheat or whole oats, to one half part alfalfa pellets. Works well for me.
     
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  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Double post.
     
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