WHOLE GRAIN FEED RECIPE

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Pamphee, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Pamphee

    Pamphee Out Of The Brooder

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    First of all, here is my feed recipe( for laying hens) :


    4 parts whole wheat
    3 parts whole corn
    1 part whole oats
    2 parts sunflower seeds


    these quantities are enough to ensure natural poultry feed excluding calcium
    we can provide calcium to hens with grit and oyster shell in chcicken pen
    7 days on month (every month) soluble vitamins in water


    this is it-quite simple and effective.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep in mind different crops have different nutrients. looking at your mix by our standards here in the united states, your fat content is to high and your protein is a little low (by about 3%)

    if your mix is working for you then dont change a thing. my mix is similar, i would take out one part of the sunflower seeds. this past spring we had an issue with a fat deposit that caused egg binding in several of our hens (from to much sunflower seed). i would also add about 3-4 parts of a 24% protein hog pellet, and a little molasses just for micronutrient content.
     
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  3. Pamphee

    Pamphee Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting, thanks for the advice!!!
     

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