what to give them for protien

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenRascal, May 21, 2012.

  1. ChickenRascal

    ChickenRascal In the Brooder

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    I know of a feed that has some protien but what else can i feed them
     
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  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    Who are you feeding? chicks, hens, ducks? Boiled eggs have protien
     
  3. ChickenRascal

    ChickenRascal In the Brooder

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    chicks
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Fish Meal - 60% protein
    Soy Bean Meal -
    - 44% - 50% protein
    - 49% - 55% protein
    Sunflower Meal - 50% protein

    Chris
     
  5. kizanne

    kizanne Songster

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    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
     
  6. Johann T

    Johann T Hatching

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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!
     
  7. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    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
     
  8. SouthernAlberta

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    I've read that some people use cat food as a protein source.
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  9. 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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