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QUESTION
Ive read fishmeal is good for feeding chickens would you do this in addition to giving them poultry layer (16% protein plus other stuff and oyster shells? Also vitamins in the water does this really help in better bigger egg production?


ANSWER

Fishmeal is a good source of protein for chickens. However, it would be unnecessary to feed in addition to poultry layer mash (16%). Vitamins in the water do NOT help in better egg production, just healthier birds.

Ken Koelkebeck Extension Specialist, Poultry







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