Surviving Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi Rhetts [​IMG] I was just wondering where you were today! funny!
    Chickens aren't herbivores, Give them the dang fishmeal, lol Fishmeal is a great protein for chickens. with linseed oil you also need some added supplemental protein?

    Just did a quick search, Couple of links to read.

    Fishmeal

    This article shows that linseed oil needs to be processed to make it usable for poultry.
    Linseed meal is an important feedstuff for cattle but its use in poultry feeds is limited.
    maybe a starting place anyways...
     
  2. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Great photos Holm!
     
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    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    @KlopKlop I brought my Molter Fi in today to feed her as she is not eating real well on her own out there. Well, she ate 12 live meal worms, would have ate more if i'd given them to her. then she ate some scrambled eggs, some shredded cheese, a couple leaves of kale, a couple bites of sweet potato, then she wouldn't eat anymore. I feel pretty good that she ate that much though. then I put her back out on the roost. So yeah, if I were you, i'd bring that little girl in and give her items she really would want just to keep her eating until she eats on her own...
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    good pictures Holm...


    Rhett why does he not want the fish meal? As Cluckies said. Chickens love meat! Just throw them a live mouse and watch everyone scramble.

    Give them a wolf carcass and make them real happy!
     
  5. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I told him that chickens are not vegetarians by nature. I asked him if he knew for sure that there would not be side effects of more linseed meal whether short or long term. I like the feed the mill makes as is and so do the hens. I don't want to change it. I need to inform myself and am working on it. Thanks for the info!
     
  6. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is questioning where it is sourced from.
    My ducks LOVE chasing mice. they are so funny to watch!
    Ha! yes the hens would love some payback I am sure!
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    My guess is the fish meal comes from dead fish.. Just a guess though but I think most of the fish used come from in the water.
     
  8. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    of course! I should have thought of that on my own!

    @holm25 what do you feed your cows during the last stage of pregnancy if anything different? Been reading that it is super critical the last 3 months for a healthy calf and mother to give them more nutrients. Trying to figure out what that all means as far as feed goes. Thought I would consult an expert on the matter. :)
     
  9. Cluckies

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