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post #11 of 14
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Hey, just to update, I found the remedy, well for the hens anyway.  They want "wet" food !  I thought I would try just wetting it down a little, and they started eating it like it was something new.  The rooster is not eating as well though.  Maybe roosters need a different food ?  I mix layer feed with scratch.  They only get a small amount of bread now in the evening.

post #12 of 14

I have a rooster and I was advised against feeding my rooster layer feed. I am feeding them chick grower, and offering oyster shells.

 

post #13 of 14
I too use 20% Flock Raiser with oyster shell always available. They will eat healthy food if that's all that's offered.... Don't let them get use to lots of treats.... Make them just that--treats.
post #14 of 14

I swear by wet crumbles or pellets. I can give them a warm breakfast on cold mornings, and by wetting the food there is ZERO waste.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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