Providing chickens with the right nutrients is much easier now than it was before. The thing that people get wrong nowadays is what they need to give them to eat and when they need to do it. Today, we are going to tell you how you should feed your chicken.
They need a lot of protein early on in their life, so you need to make sure you give them the feed with a lot of protein. Then, when they are 6 to 8 weeks old up until the unfortunate slaughter, you are going to feed them with the “developers” feed which has less protein than they have gotten in the early stages of their life.
A higher level of calcium is needed after the 20th week passes as they are going to be ready to lay eggs. When that happens, you need to make sure that they have a safe place to lay their eggs as they are going to do it very often if you take care of them the way you should.
Some say that a 16-week diet for the chickens with around 16 percent of protein is just what they need. But, if you like somewhere where the summers are really hot, you need to make sure that they get more protein since chickens eat less when it’s hot.
You can even go with the organic feed as some say that that’s the best way to go about handling this situation. In some cases, you may even go with the organic cracked corn or the oats. The choice is yours.
Whatever you do, don’t forget the water. It’s essential for the chicken just as it is for the people. 55 to 65 percent of the chicken is water while eggs also contain a whole lot of water. You need to make sure that they always have as much water as they need.