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Chick Rations

We have transcribed the chick and pullet rations from Morrison's Feeds & Feeding.


All Mash Chick Starter Rations

Ration #1

Ground yellow corn

20 lbs

Ground wheat

32 lbs

Soybean oil meal

21 lbs

Other suitable plant protein supplement

10 lbs

Dried skimmilk or buttermilk

5 lbs

Alfalfa meal

7.7 lbs

Bone meal

2 lbs

Ground limestone or oyster shell

1.2 lbs

Salt

1 lb

Vitamin A and D feeding oil

0.1 lb


Ration #2

Ground barley or grain sorghum

42 lbs

Ground wheat

10 lbs

Soybean oil meal

21lbs

Other suitable plant protein supplement

10 lbs

Meat scraps

2.5 lbs

Dried whey

5 lbs

Alfalfa meal

6 lbs

Bone meal

1.1 lbs

Ground limestone or oyster shell

1.3 lbs

Salt

1 lb

Vitamin A and D feeding oil

0.1 lb


Ration #3

Ground yellow corn

42 lbs

Ground oats or wheat middlings

10 lbs

Soybean oil meal

24 lbs

Other suitable plant protein supplement

10lbs

Fish meal

2 lbs

Dried whey

5 lbs

Distillers’ dried solubles

2.7 lbs

Bone meal

2 lbs

Ground limestone or oyster shell

1.2 lbs

Salt

1 lb

Vitamin A and D feeding oil

0.1 lb


Ration #4

Ground wheat

52 lbs

Soybean oil meal

21 lbs

Other suitable plant protein supplement

10 lbs

Meat scraps

3 lbs

Alfalfa meal

8 lbs

Distillers’ dried solubles

2.6 lbs

Bone meal

1lb

Ground limestone or oyster shell

1.3 lbs

Salt

1lb

Vitamin A and D feeding oil

0.1lb


Chick Growing Mashes
(to be fed with an equal weight of grain)

Ration #1

Ground yellow corn

20 lbs

Ground wheat

25lbs

Soybean oil meal

20 lbs

Other suitable plant protein supplement

13 lbs

Dried skimmilk or buttermilk

6.5 lbs

Alfalfa meal

10 lbs

Bone meal

2lbs

Ground limestone or oyster shell

2 lbs

Salt

1.5lbs

Vitamin A and D feeding oil, unless chickens have access to direct sunlight

0.2 lb


Ration #2

Ground barley or grain sorghum

35lbs

Ground wheat

10 lbs

Soybean oil meal

20 lbs

Other plant-protein supplement

13 lbs

Meat scraps

3lbs

Dried whey

6.5 lbs

Alfalfa meal meal

7 lbs

Bone mea

2 lbs

Ground limestone or oyster shell

2 lbs

Salt

1.5lbs

Vitamin A and D feeding oil, unless chickens have access to direct sunlight

0.2lb


Ration #3

Ground yellow corn

35lbs

Ground oats or wheat middlings

10lbs

Soybean oil meal

20 lbs

Other plant-protein supplement

14 lbs

Fish meal

2 lbs

Dried whey

6.5 lbs

Distillers’ dried solubles

7.8 lbs

Bone meal

1 lb

Ground limestone or oyster shell

2 lbs

Salt

1.5lbs

Vitamin A and D feeding oil, unless chickens have access to direct sunlight

0.2 lb


Ration #4

Ground wheat

45 lbs

Soybean oil meal

20 lbs

Other suitable plant protein supplement

12 lbs

Fish meal

4 lb

Alfalfa meal

8 lbs

Distillers’ dried solubles

6.5 lbs

Bone meal

1 lb

Ground limestone or oyster shell

2 lbs

Salt

1.5 lbs

Vitamin A and D feeding oil, unless chickens have access to direct sunlight

0.2 lb


Simple rations for chicks
with skimmilk or buttermilk to drink

For chicks on good pasture, mash consisting of:

80 lbs ground yellow corn

20 lbs wheat standard middlings

1 lb salt

Skimmilk or buttermilk to drink

Good pasture

For inside chicks, a mash consisting of:

80 lbs ground yellow corn

20 lbs wheat standard middlings

5 lbs chick-size raw bone or meat and bone scraps

5 lbs chick-size limestone grit or oyster shell

1 lb salt

2 lbs cod-liver oil

Skimmilk or buttermilk to drink