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 Post subject: Choice feeding
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:52 am 
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This may be of use to some.
http://www.lrrd.cipav.org.co/lrrd17/4/pous17045.htm
It has worked well for me for all ages and breeds as soon as they are able to eat whole grain. I feed whole wheat, meat meal, green feed and hard grit all ad lib. Layers also get shell grit and free range.
If the system suits it can greatly reduce feed costs as whole grain is cheap and stores much better than processed feeds. Also the birds are not consuming unnecessary expensive protein, just eating what they actually need.


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 Post subject: Re: Choice feeding
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:27 pm 
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Thats very interesting Doggo than657 for posting

I found this interesting
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The choice-fed turkeys consumed 10% less food, 44% less protein and the same amount of energy yet laid a similar number of eggs as those fed conventionally

I wonder what that would equate to $$?

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 Post subject: Re: Choice feeding
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:42 am 
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I thought game birds like turkeys needed high protein?


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 Post subject: Re: Choice feeding
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:17 pm 
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Anna55 wrote:
I thought game birds like turkeys needed high protein?

No not all depends on their purpose

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 Post subject: Re: Choice feeding
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Thats interesting to read

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Brown egg layers seem to adapt more readily than white or tinted egg layers


Found that very interesting and surprising


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