Home Made Poultry Feed Formulation for Layers
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Aunty Dupe, there is a mixture. there is a way you can work that out. Try this. It will cost you money too, but it might not be as costly as factory made
Here is a mix you can make for the layers:
20 lb whole corn
30 lb whole wheat
5 lb crimped barley (I would have got whole if they had it at the feed store)
5 lb whole oats
5 lb black oil sunflower seeds
4 lb millet
2 lb kamut
10 lb lentils
4 lb sesame seeds
3 lb flax seeds
2.5 lb kelp meal (ordered in a 50lb sack from Neptune’s Harvest in MA)
2.5 lb crushed crab shell (also from Neptune’s Harvest)
2 lb alfalfa pellets
.25 lb livestock salt
2 lb crushed limestone
they need protein.
I am sure you are familiar with all of those above, and if there is any that’s not clear, just ask in the comment box below.
Mr. Apeiron, thanks for the answer. I really appreciate it. But I’m not familiar with almost all those ingredients because I’m a starter, I only familiar with corn and wheat. Please, where and where can I get them at Ibadan.
And again, you said it’s costly as well. So, like how many days or weeks can I feed them before they can start laying? Please put me through and if there’s alternative with low cost, please let me know. Thanks a lot.
Nothing makes Good Business turns bad like refusing to spend money on quality, i still advise a beginner to go for commercial feeds, because you can not trust a feed formula from a public domain to guarantee success in the production of your layer Poultry Business.
Often Times, I do increase their protein, fat and Iron ingredient, which gives awesome performance in laying of Egg, but for a starter, I strongly recommend a commercial feed from a well-to-do feed mill.
Or if you really wanna make your own feed, then consult an expert in the field to give you a reliable feed formula.
If you really know about poultry farming, you would know that those formula above are almost the same that they mix at the factory. Feed is expensive now and going for a factory feed with their current price for a starter will be too demanding. Write the list out and ask around….
You can also ask an expert… they will probably give you something similar. I have an experience of Poultry farming on a big scale. It wasn’t owned by me, but i worked their for few years.
If you can afford the factory mix, its better… but if you cannot, go for those above and don’t starve the chicken