Wheat bran as food

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

  1. fenceman48

    fenceman48 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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