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Should I feed my layers a set ration of feed per day or let them feed all day?

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post #2 of 5
For sustained laying I would provide free-choice access. That means they have access to it all the time. If environmental conditions fluctuate a lot then instead of a layer formulation I would use a flock raiser and also make available free-choice access to oystershell. When is gets hot feed intake can go down which can then limit protein intake to levels insufficient for sustained egg production. The flock raiser has more protein.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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post #3 of 5
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What about feeding them their egg shells? Good idea or not?
post #4 of 5
Benefits are limited. They will eat them find but the nutrients you are trying to recycle are more easily acquired from other dietary sources. Eggshell I would direct to compost pile and try to meat calcium and phosphorus requirements via another route.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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post #5 of 5
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Thanks for the info
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