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What to Supplement Broilers who Eat Layer Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by IndianaHomestea, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. IndianaHomestea

    IndianaHomestea In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2012
    New Palestine, Indiana
    Hey all, I currently have 25 meat birds that are about 8 weeks old. I FINALLY found some organic feed close to home, but they only have layer feed.

    Here is the nutrition label: http://www.naturesgrownorganics.com/files/pdf/Layer/organiclayer16.pdf

    I know you can feed meat birds layer feed and laying hens grower/developer and they'll be just fine, but I REALLY want to grow these chicks as fast as possible.

    However, it's also important to me that they all get organic feed, or at least mostly organic.

    I'm not very knowledgeable on the differences between grower and layer aside from the calcium and protein.

    If I feed my meat birds layer feed, do I just need to get more protein in them? If so, in what way do you recommend? And is there anything else I should be supplementing?

    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012

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