What percentage of protein do chickens need in their diets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MyChickenCookie, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. MyChickenCookie

    MyChickenCookie Just Hatched

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    I was once told that too much protein in a hen's diet can produce huge eggs that cause harm to the hen when she is laying them. Ever since I have been worried ever since that I would feed my girls too much protein and cause them pain. What percentage of protein do chickens need in their diets?
     
  2. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most layer feeds are 16%
     

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