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What about this mix to feed my chcikens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bahamas, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. bahamas

    bahamas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2010
    Hey yall new here. I''m from nassau bahamas i'm getting two hens tomorrow a variety called haitian plumed and i would like to know id this mix is good for them

    I mixed equal parts of grits rice and oats in the blender for two minutes . Will this feed work. I also plan to put out a bowl for peeling and stuff of the like for them to munch on.

    what say you all ?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sorry I can't answer your question,but [​IMG]

    Hopefully someone will be along with an answer. I don't think you need to blend grits, rice or rolled oats for hens

    Imp-and we will need pics of Haitian plumed chickens please
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.

    Wish I could answer your question.

    How old are your chickens?
  4. bahamas

    bahamas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2010
    i cant say the exact age as i'm getting them from a friend who has a farm. Ill be sure to post pics very soon.Thanx.
  5. bibliophile birds

    bibliophile birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Bahamas. my family has a home in Abaco (Treasure Cay), but i've never made it to Nassau. one day i'll make it over there!

    check out this article on poultry nutrition to give you a good overview of everything chickens need. you can also find more links to good information on my BYC page (towards the bottom).

    for help in getting the correct protein mix, check out this website. look for the Pearson's Square and Kim's Rectangle. these will be a BIG help. i would aim for at least 18% protein, with anything up to about 24% being good.

    contrary to what the big chicken feed companies would like us all to believe, chickens do much much better on a diverse diet. the more sources of good vitamins and minerals, the better. what you have it a good start, but you will want to include something that is higher in protein and has omega-3s and omega-6s. many use soy, but it's bad for a lot of people, so you can try flax or field peas instead. but, being in the Bahamas, your best and probably cheapest option would be fish. fish is GREAT for them, just make sure you aren't feeding them TOO much or the eggs will taste fishy. also, kelp is a great source of minerals.

    good luck! and yes, post pictures when you can!
  6. bahamas

    bahamas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2010
    yes will do !!! I got lots o tun a i'll mix it with he feed.

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