what to give them for protien

ChickenRascal

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 15, 2012
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I know of a feed that has some protien but what else can i feed them
 
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Chris09

Circle (M) Ranch
10 Years
Jun 1, 2009
10,999
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328
Ohio
Fish Meal - 60% protein
Soy Bean Meal -
- 44% - 50% protein
- 49% - 55% protein
Sunflower Meal - 50% protein

Chris
 

kizanne

Songster
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
1,174
58
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Tallahassee, FL
Mealworms have great protein

Black soldier fly larva too

catepillars (no ones with spines or off of tomato plants)

earthworms

minnows

duck weed


All natural sources of high quality protein that aren't Genetically Modified or spray with pesticides

Mealworms are at the top of my chicks favorite treats. You can grow those yourself easily and cheaply
 

Johann T

Hatching
7 Years
May 21, 2012
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Hy Kizanne,

can you help me with hints or a web-link on how to grow meal-worms? Thanks!!!

also, how much do you give per chicken or per flock? do ypu know ho much protein will add to their diet? ... sorry I like to make questions :)

Thanks!
 

mnferalkitty

Songster
7 Years
May 17, 2012
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26
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Minnesota
Just go to you tube and put in the search bar raising meal worms and you will get a ton of videos on how to do it. I use the 3 drawer plastic bin with screen in one of the drawers method
 

Rock Home Isle

Songster
7 Years
Apr 25, 2012
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222
188
Northern Frontrange of Colorado
My garden is where all my compost goes, lawn clippings, leaf litter in the fall and organic table scraps. It is loaded with worms...night crawlers and red wrigglers. The chickens hit the garden several times a day; coupled with the occasional Meal Worms (Meal Worm Farming = Awesome Protein Source) and their commercial mix, these birds are getting a great protein fix in their diet.
 

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