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Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by homeshow, Nov 12, 2015.
We have non laying yard birds. Pulletts and ducks.
For base diet I would suggest Flock Raiser - any grain/scratch/etc beyond that should be used as a treat and make up no more than 10% of overall intake.
Been mixing ferd for 5 years. Domt care for mystery mixes as a whole.
If you 've been mixing for years why not just use what you have been using?????
Always looking to improve
I mix my own feed too
The only thing I really do different in winter is I increase the molasses, and this year I'm fermenting, and I've decreased my feed consumption by 30% just with the fermenting.
I'm also experimenting with replacing most if the corn with sorghum, so here's the recipe I'm working with at the moment:
40# ALFALFA PELLETS
10# OYSTER SHELL
When I get it at bushel prices, it rounds out to about $.15 per pound, and that lasts me about 45 days for about 40 birds.
Good stuff there shortgrass. i just spoke to a local brewer and he's giving me all of his spent grain (mostly barley) left from the brewing process. I'm planning on adding this to my chicken and hog feed. If only for the natural yeasts.
Nice, spent brewers grains have great value in fermentation I dug this up for reference..
The high fiber content in it will need to be offset if you don't want the extra poo from it, but other than that, its a good option to add in. I've never used brewers grain for poultry, but the cattle do really well on spent corn from the ethanol plants; always looking for more possibilities