Originally Posted by Dawn 09
Im new to keeping chickens and im terrified im not feeding them the right things. My girls are very picky they wont eat layers pellets, grated carrots or apples at all. Ive made them home made flock blocks and they like them. Im picking up some ideas from BYC but do they have to eat layers pellets. I have 6 girls and im getting 5-6 eggs a day. My husband thinks im worrying for nothing.
I'm betting if you cut out the treats 100% they will eat the pellets, they are like children if you let them skip dinner and go right for desert they will choose that option almost every time...
No you don't need 'layer' pellets the only difference between layer and regular feeds is the calcium levels, offer them a side of oyster shells and you can feed them just about any type of balanced diet from your own to a commericial feed... I tend to avoid layer when possible as I have a mixed flock and the excess calcium is not good for non-layers... I can usually get a non-medicated chick feed o all flock feed for nearly the same price, so I go that route as my 24/7 feed option, while they get a plethora of fresh food each day...Edited by MeepBeep - 4/21/16 at 11:17am