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penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Feeding calf pellets?
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:12:50 pm »
Hi
I have some calf pellets left, can't find the label, so not sure of additives but they are Mole Valley?
Any thoughts on feeding some to the hens till they are used up? About 5KG left, can't throw it away  Same size as layers pellets, put just  a few down tonight and they ate them. Hens are mainly on whole soaked wheat.
Also got geese, could I give them some?
Update-
Found ingredients online -


Wheat
Wheat meal
Barley
Sugar beet pulp
Maize distillers
Sony
Molasses
Palm kernel experience
Protected soya
Maize grain
Rape
Soya hulls
Sunflower
Limestone
Salt
Veg oil
Vits A, D, E
Copper
Selenium
Oil 4%
Protein 18%
Fibre 10%
Ash 8%















« Last Edit: November 13, 2017, 05:36:56 pm by penninehillbilly »

bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Feeding calf pellets?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 08:14:31 pm »
Ideally - no, probably not a good idea.. However, my ducks will and do clear any feed they can get near, including ewe nuts, lamb creep, goat mix..

gerpsych

  • Joined May 2012
  • Gwynedd
  • The beatings will continue until morale improves
Re: Feeding calf pellets?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 09:02:18 pm »
If my birds are quick, or my goats slow, then they get the all-rounder nuts first. I'm amazed how much they can neck before I find out and stop them. I've never seen them have a problem and their egg production didn't waver - they are pretty omnivorous beasts

penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Feeding calf pellets?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 09:28:20 pm »
Well, that was my thought, they are known for clearing everything up, after having a chat with a friend, I'll be giving the goats a few, i thought after reading info you hadn't to feed them after 12 weeks, but that may be advice because of the cost, so I'll use a few there as well.

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Feeding calf pellets?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 10:24:30 am »
It won't do your poultry any harm at all. The main difference between them is they are higher in fibre than poultry food so the latter is a more efficient feed.
life's too short to be boring.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Feeding calf pellets?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 05:46:13 pm »
I have a bag of sheep coarse mix that's gone past it's best- reckon it's any good for chooks or ducks?

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Feeding calf pellets?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 05:49:06 pm »
Of course! They'll love it. :sunshine: (Weevils and all!)
life's too short to be boring.

penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Feeding calf pellets?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 09:19:21 pm »
Thank You All  :)

 

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