Wheat Bran vs. Wheat for laying hens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BK79, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. BK79

    BK79 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2013
    What is the difference between "wheat bran" and just regular "wheat" as animal feed?
    I feed layer pellets but they like the treat of the wheat bran and finely ground up cracked corn I make for them....
    I want to know if "wheat bran" is better for them or what the difference is with just regular "wheat"

    b.t.w. I used some of the "wheat bran" from the supermarket so don't know if "wheat bran" itself is available at a co-op store.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Wheat bran is the outer covering of a kernel of wheat. It has a lot of good dietary ingredients but obviously, the inner part of the kernel has some as well. I'm not really sure what is better for them but it would seem that the whole wheat kernel, which includes the bran, would be better - just my opinion. I think both wheat and corn are great chicken treats.
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    There two different products and are used for two completely different things.
    If you are gust using wanting to use it as a treat you would better off using the Whole Wheat Grain.

    Most all good feed mills that mix there own feed will carry wheat brand.

  4. BK79

    BK79 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2013
    why is "wheat bran" higher in protein than regular wheat?
    I read it somewhere on an attatchment on this board

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