What is the best thing to feed breeders?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jjdward, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I have a few pairs of breeders and I was wondering what is the best thing to feed them? I'm new to breeding so I didn't know if there were certian things that breeding chickens need more more than just laying feed. Thanks in advance![​IMG]
    ETA:
    These are the breeds I have:
    Araconas
    BLRW
    Blue splash marans
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2009
  2. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

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    Alot depends on the breed. Heavy duel purpose gets fed a 20% diet while the light egg layers get a 16 % diet.
     
  3. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    is this not the right place?
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    Layer feed or game bird feed with oyster shell. Lots of people use game bird feed for the higher protein.
     
  5. happyvalleyherbals

    happyvalleyherbals In the Brooder

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    Friends that have a big flock and feed organic told me to give the girls liver for a treat to keep the protein up. Says they gobble it up so fast, love it.
     
  6. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I just want to keep them in tip top shape since I will only have 6 birds and it will be for breeding. Thanks for all the help so far, who's next?[​IMG]
     

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