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Will feeding layers (6 birds) a handful of whole corn every night in addition to their layer feed inhibit egg production?

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No.
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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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Yes it was I especially appreciate the detailed reasons why!? LOL!!
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Think it is because a handful isn't enough to make them fat, and the fact that most say not more than 10% treats.  Imagine they love it.

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Yes it was I especially appreciate the detailed reasons why!? LOL!!

To me, that is the perfect response. An opinion was requested, and opinion was given, the right opinion in my opinion. It is clear, can’t be misinterpreted. Much better than most of my responses.

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Think it is because a handful isn't enough to make them fat, and the fact that most say not more than 10% treats.  Imagine they love it.

Corn really isn't going to make chickens fat since (1) chickens eat to fill a caloric need, when that need is meet they stop eating till that need has to be met again and (2) the fat that is in corn is easily burnt off by poultry.

 

Look at it this way, most 16% protein poultry feeds contains about 70% corn in the mix that means that if your feeding a 16% protein feed that contains corn your birds are most likely eating 70 pounds of corn every time they through a 100 pounds of chicken feed.

 

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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To me, that is the perfect response. An opinion was requested, and opinion was given, the right opinion in my opinion. It is clear, can’t be misinterpreted. Much better than most of my responses.
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