I just got 8 laying hens (mix of 1 and 2 year olds) late last week. The breeder I bought them from suggested I feed them 17% laying ration mixed with barley (she had this in abundance on her farm) and hen scratch. I just looked and the feed store sent me home with 36% laying ration. It's a 4 hour drive back so I'm curious if it's ok to use cut with barley? I bought 2 bags of laying ration, 2 bags of barley and 2 bags of hen scratch. I just read the hen scratch should be only a treat tho?
Any advice? I live in a very remote location so im hoping I can make due with what I have until my parents go out of town in 2 weeks.
I've only been getting 2 eggs a day but thinking it takes time for them to adjust to their new home.