New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Laying time

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Can a hen lay eggs without layer feed. I have some pullets that are nearing laying age and was wondering if they would lay the feed. I know that they don't need a rooster but not sure a bout the feed
post #2 of 4
The only difference between a layer feed and any other poultry feed is protein and calcium content. They will also function fine on a grower, flock raiser, etc. as long as protein is in the 16-20% range and they are supplemented with oyster shell for calcium. The reason people feed laying feed to layers in because its simplest and it works as a complete ration with no supplements needed.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

Reply

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

Reply
post #3 of 4

Layer feed is specially designed for a hen's body. However, hens can still lay without layer feed provided. You do need to be sure they are receiving extra calcium. But, other types of feeds are fine to give and shouldn't cause problems.

F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
Reply
F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
Reply
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks for the info
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General breed discussions & FAQ