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Want to know nutritional value of feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by idealfriends, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. idealfriends

    idealfriends Just Hatched

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    I make my own feed I add all these grains in equal quantity (white corn,yellow corn,wheat grain,Millet grain,scratch) and these are with 10% ratio of major grains (seasame seed,flash seed,rice) and oats half ratio of major grains .
    Is these ingredients are ok to feed or not
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under idealfriend [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry that I am not able to assist with your nutritional value question but I am sure there are others on BYC who will be able to.

    I did a quick search and came up with this thread but I am sure you will find many more: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/4477/everyone-post-your-best-homemade-chicken-feed-recipes

    You might want to say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  3. carpe2day

    carpe2day Out Of The Brooder Premium Member

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    I just started a thread asking for recommendations about a textbook for poultry nutrition! I don't see replies yet but I'm hopeful! My thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1147281/recommended-textbook-for-poultry-nutrition

    I found a lot of information in the Storey's books and also Harvey Ussery's "The Small-Scale Poultry Flock"

    There are posts from the following blogs for homemade chicken feed recipes: Garden Betty, The Elliot Homestead, The Prairie Homestead and The Frugal Chicken. They all provide different pieces of information regarding nutritional value. They all seem to focus mostly on protein content and I cannot find verifiable research to support the recipes. I do think they are all awesome though!
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I think that you are looking for something that is out of the realm of the average back yard chicken keeper. Kudos to you for taking your hobby and turning it into a life long learning experience. I would start by contacting your local County Agricultural Extension site, and speak to the poultry expert. If she can't give you the names of some books that will meet your need, she can direct you to someone who can. I think you are going to have a hard time finding a resource that has practical information that is not geared to commercial poultry farming. Best of luck.
     
  5. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello Idealfriends! Welcome to Backyard Chickens. Lazy Gardener gave some good advice.
     

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