Starter Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GuineaLady93, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you think is the best starter feed and what will make them grow, grow, grow!
    Do they need high protein? If so what are some feeds and snacks chickens, guineas, and ducks can eat to make them grow faster?
     
  2. Citron_d'uccle

    Citron_d'uccle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age are we talking about? For chicks up to four months of age I use Start and Grow with 17% protein. After that I use a feed with a bit higher protein, say 20-22%. For a meat bird such as the Cornish which grow rapidly you could use 25% protein feed. I also supplement some black sunflower seed, millet, barley, corn, beans, peas, oats and greens we grow on the farm. Hope this helps.
     
  3. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Citron_d'uccle :

    What age are we talking about? For chicks up to four months of age I use Start and Grow with 17% protein. After that I use a feed with a bit higher protein, say 20-22%. For a meat bird such as the Cornish which grow rapidly you could use 25% protein feed. I also supplement some black sunflower seed, millet, barley, corn, beans, peas, oats and greens we grow on the farm. Hope this helps.

    I was thinking about mostly my guineas that are about 4 weeks old and 4 months old.​
     
  4. Citron_d'uccle

    Citron_d'uccle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the 4 week old keets I would use Start and Grow 17%. The 4 month olds could use maybe 20%. For faster growth use something like Dumor 24% protein feed. You can also find Ultrakibble with 43% protein but I have found they grow TOO FAST!

    For myself I use a mix of the following:

    19% Broiler Grower:
    1015 lb. Shelled Corn
    625 lb. Roasted Soybeans
    100 lb. Oats
    100 lb. Alfalfa Meal
    75 lb. Fish Meal, 60%
    25 lb. Aragonite(calcium)
    60 lb. Poultry Nutri-Balancer
    2000 lb.

    17% Pullet Grower:
    1215 lb. Shelled Corn
    450 lb. Roasted Soybeans
    100 lb. Oats
    100 lb. Alfalfa Meal
    25 lb. Aragonite(calcium)
    50 lb. Fish Meal, 60%
    60 lb. Poultry Nutri-Balancer
    2000 lb.

    17% Layer Ration:
    965 lb. Shelled Corn
    600 lb. Roasted Soybeans
    100 lb. Oats
    100 lb. Alfalfa Meal175 lb.
    Aragonite(calcium)
    60 lb. Poultry Nutri-Balancer
    2000 lb.

    All Rations should be Medium ground or rolled.The Chick Starter Ration may be slightly altered to feed other species of fowl. You may add 2lb. of fishmeal to 20lb. (5gal. Pail) of Broiler Grower 19%. This addition will provide a 21% protein mix for Chick Starter. This would be for chicks while in the brooder.

    You may add 4lb. of fishmeal to 20lb. (5gal. Pail) to Broiler Grower 19%. This addition will provide a 26% protein mix for turkey and game bird starter. To be fed from day 1 thru day 28.

    You may add 2lb. of fishmeal to 20lb. (5gal. Pail) of Broiler Grower 19%. This addition will provide a 21% protein mix for Turkey Grower #1. To be fed from day 29 thru day 56. Once Turkeys are out on pasture they should receive regular broiler grower until slaughter.

    No Alfalfa Rations
    19% Broiler Grower:
    1015 lb. Shelled Corn
    625 lb. Roasted Soybeans
    200 lb. Oats
    75 lb. Fish Meal, 60%
    25 lb. Aragonite(calcium)
    60 lb. Poultry Nutri-Balancer
    2000 lb.

    16% Pullet Grower:
    1215 lb. Shelled Corn
    450 lb. Roasted Soybeans
    200 lb. Oats
    25 lb. Aragonite(calcium)
    50 lb. Fish Meal, 60%
    60 lb. Poultry Nutri-Balancer
    2000 lb.

    17% Layer Ration:
    965 lb. Shelled Corn
    600 lb. Roasted Soybeans
    200 lb. Oats
    175 lb. Aragonite(calcium)
    60 lb. Poultry Nutri-Balancer
    2000 lb.

    I also add black oil sunflower seeds, millet, and diatomaceus earth.

    Also, visit http://www.lionsgrip.com/protein.html

    http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Organic-Feed/Organic-Developer-Feed-p414.aspx
     
  5. Citron_d'uccle

    Citron_d'uccle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should Sticky this so I don't have to retype the recipe every time, LOL.
     
  6. Citron_d'uccle

    Citron_d'uccle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FOOD SOURCE %PROTEIN, BY WT

    Dried fish flakes 76
    Dried liver 76
    Dried earthworms 76
    Duckweed 50
    Torula yeast 50
    Brewers yeast 39
    Soybeans (dry roasted) 37
    Flaxseed 37
    Alfalfa seed 35
    Beef, lean 28
    Earthworms 28
    Fish 28
    Sunflower seeds 26.3
    Wheat germ 25
    Peas & Beans, dried 24.5
    Sesame seed 19.3
    Soybeans (boiled) 17
    Wheat bran 16.6
    Oats, whole 14
    Rice polish 12.8
    Rye 12.5
    Wheat 12.5
    Barley 12.3
    Oats 12
    Corn 9
    Millet 9
    Milo 9
    Rice, brown 7.5
     

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