Poultry Nutrition: Making Your Own Layer Ration
Meeting the nutritional needs of your backyard chickens isn't as simple as it sounds. Chickens need excellent nutrition to make delicious, nutrient dense eggs and meat. Many poultry keepers rely pelleted feeds most of which don't meeting the optimal nutrient requirements. Keepers find they feed scratch mixes with grain and seed selections most of which the birds ignore. Can we do better? Yes, and for a lower cost too.
This short online course shows you how to make a balanced and highly nutritious feed or ration for your laying hens cheaply and efficiently. Your hens get the best feed possible, a feed you have hand made for them, and you get delicious nutrition packed eggs and meat.
We will show you how to simply make your own layer mash from easily purchased ingredients at low cost and minimum effort. Our bespoke layer mash only requires ingredients commonly available at Rural or Stock Feed stores.
Principal Educator, Wynlen House Learning Centre: Helen M Lynch, BA, DipEdStud, MEdAdmin, PostGOEd, CertIV TAE. Helen is a qualified & experienced educator from the TAFE and University Sector.
Principle Farmer, Wynlen House: Bronwyn M Richards. Bronwyn runs Wynlen House slow food farm, one of the SE Australia's most successful urbanmicro farms, managing vegetable and poultry production since 2006.
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The course is designed using text and video to take you, step by step, through making your own layer mash. The course is presented on CANVAS, a learning management system designed to take learner engagement to the next level.