Universal blend nutirent rich food for small birds, ok for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by foxypoproxy, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normally i give my chickens wild bird feed as a snack but i couldn't get any this time.
    So i got them some " Universal Blend Nutrient rich food for small birds like canary's, parakeets, etc.)
    They seem to really like it as a treat and it says that its good for plumage and health.
    This would be ok to feed to chickens as a treat right? Its for small birds so i don't know how it could be dangerous, but i thought i'd still ask.
     
  2. Mskayladog

    Mskayladog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you feed int?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would bet it doesn't have enough protein for chickens. They need a minimum of 16 % protein. For instance, scratch grains which is for chickens as a treat only has about 8 or 9% protein. Really they don't require anything but layer feed or flock raiser for a complete diet.
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    "it says that its good for plumage and health."

    I'd say that too if I were trying to sell it to you.
    What matters is the nutrition label.
    It's probably about half the protein a chicken needs
     

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