Which Birds need what Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lockedhearts, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I have been trying to research but am getting confused.
    I am raising some birds for eating eggs, some for hatching eggs and some for hatching eggs and to show.
    So what should I be feeding everyone? Some of my young ones are still on Starter, which they need. The adults and older ones are the ones I am questioning. I have been feeding 3 way scratch, but am concerned this is not enough protein. They do get fruits, vegetables and breads at least once a week. I also boil my older unused eggs for them a couple times a month.
    Any suggestions or successes on this?
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    The adult birds need to be on either layer feed or an all purpose flock raiser. Scratch doesn't have the nutrients they need and should be used as a treat.

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