feeding lard to my chickens

Asked November 30, 2019, 2:05 PM EST

Can I melt lard and pour on the comercial chicken feed? Or should I just put it on scratch grains? Can you tell me how to apply it?

Ellis County Texas poultry

3 Responses

Why would you put lard on commercial chicken feed? Chicken feed is formulated based on the energy content of the diet - the levels of nutrients in the feed balance with the energy content so that in the amount of feed eaten the chickens will get all the required nutrients in the required amounts. Adding an energy source such as lard or scratch grains will dilute the nutrients in the feed and can result in nutritional deficiencies.

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