Is there a need to modify the amount of scratch grains fed during the winter months ?
I seem to recall reading somewhere that scratch should be reduced during the Winter months, but it's unclear to me why?
We feed Layer Crumbles and Pellets in feeders and a daily scattering of scratch when checking in to feed, water and gather eggs. Our girls also get cooked potato skins, old bread, pasta and any vegetable scraps. We keep bowls of both grit and oyster shells in each of our two pens. (One for Dixie Rainbows and One for Silkies) We also make starter crumble available to any younger chickens.
Does this feed sound about right ? Our girls seem to be healthy and strong and our egg output has been outstanding and consistent regardless of the season.
Many Thanks !