Wheat bran as food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fenceman48, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. fenceman48

    fenceman48 Chirping

    Sep 13, 2011
    Senoia, Ga
    I've started a mealworm farm & bought a bag of wheat bran. I only used a small portion of it. Can I feed the rest to my chickens? Is there any nutritional value to it? Hate to just throw so much of it away. Warm weather coming & I'm afraid bugs will get into it.

  2. Hyline

    Hyline Chirping

    Feb 10, 2012
    Western Australia
    You can, but it is very high in phosphorus, so they will need extra calcium to balance the increased phosphorus in the diet. Mixed 50:50 with lucerne (alfalfa) would be ideal :) I use it for my horses and find that in a rodent proof bin (like a 70L plastic rubbish bin) it lasts for quite a long time. My hens are not keen on it though.

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