Whats in your chicken mash

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pigeonguy, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just curious what is in every ones chicken mash. Mine is 650 lb of corn 9% protein 650 lb of oats 12% protein and 700 lb poultry base (don't know is in poultry base) 36% protein 25 lb calcium 40 lb of DE.
    Final protein value 19.8%.
     
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Poultry base is likely the vitamin/mineral/additive package. Different feed companies call it slightly different things, but without this package, mash would merely be ground grains and would not be a complete feed.

    Mine is from a local Hubbard Mill.


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  3. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So yours is prebagged you don't know by the lb what thy put in. Just curious.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    No, I can have any "mix" they have available. They follow the recipes from Hubbard. These are found on Hubbard's Egg EN Chick website page. Presently, I am choosing the standard 17% protein, layer mix, based on corn.


    Mixing Directions

    Starter
    Grower
    Developer
    Layer 17%
    Layer 15%
    Corn (lb)
    1200
    1400
    1550
    1275
    1400
    Chick-En-Egg (lb)
    800
    600
    450
    625
    500
    Limestone (lb)
    100
    100
    Totals (lb)
    2000
    2000
    2000
    2000
    2000

     
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  5. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed its made by Hubbard I get mine ground at the mill and put in 55 gallon drums for 8.25 a 50 lb. 330 a ton but is going up to 465 a ton 11.62 50 lb. how much is the hubbard a bag.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I can also buy it by the drum, my own feed hopper trailer or bagged in old fashioned feed bags and tied off with a string.

    Last trip, it had hit $20 a hundred. I expect it to stabilize around $22 a hundred? But that would be just a guess, as no one can really guess commodity prices, I guess.
     
  7. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I called my mill and that is what they call poultry base and it is 38% not 36% my bad and it is made by hubbard. Pretty much the only difference in our feed is I split the corn in half and added that much in oats thats were I got the higher protein. Not the reason I did it but the oats were cheaper than the corn. Do you think that was ok.
     
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  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I think it spectacular.
     
  9. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the impute Fred. I was kinda worried about the amount of oats.
     

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