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what are your favorite protein sources for your chickens?
1/5/2015 10:22 AM report abuse
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Corn gluten. Lightly mixed in with feed. They love it.
7/5/2016 6:58 PM report abuse

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Split green peas and meal worms. The green peas have (I think, do your own reasearch), a fairly innocuous amount of protein. I don't think it would be easy to overdo it and hurt them with too much protein from just peas as a treat, but they have something like 17% protein or more.

The meal worms they LOVE and have higher protein content, so I try to balance it out with some peas and hen scratch (contains a lot of wheat which is also a good protein source).

I've read a few things about the harm of having too MUCH protein in their diet. My layer feed is about 18% protein and I feel pretty OK with that.
Post edited by VICTORIA9 1/31/2018 9:53 AM
1/31/2018 9:51 AM report abuse