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What to feed chickens to lay more eggs.

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Hey newbie here. Just wondering what little things I could do throughout the day to help my chickens lay some more eggs, and thats' reasonable. Thanks for any responses! Any help is better than what I'm doing now!

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High protien layer feed will help in egg production. I feed 22% layer feed in my feeder and toss a cup of 16% 13-way scratch in the run it a mix of grains corn peas sunflower seeds and oats. I have 5 hens and average 4 eggs a day.

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I think our feed is okay, I was just talking about the inbetween stuff I could do….. 

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I turn light on at 4am and off at 7:30am. Feed 20% (mixed from game bird starter and layer) feed and my layers lay almost everyday.

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You can feed many things in between but to keep the birds laying well it needs to be over 16% protien. Look for a good type of scratch that is made up of mixed grains not just corn.

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They are some many other things besides feed why or why they are not laying. Age, type, weather etc etc. You really have to look at it all.
 

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Nesting Hills Farm - Breeder of Heritage and Standard Large Fowl. 

Buff Brahmas and Black Copper Marans. More Breeds will be added soon.

Coming Soon : New Zealand Red Rabbits.

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I'm thinking now it's just because it's super cloudy/rainy and theres like not enough daylight……. I've thought grass might helped, but today I've checked and from what I saw because I have 3 hens constantly laying in the nesting box I think I might have as of right when I checked 20 minutes ago like 10. So I guess its just because its winter, daylight, and cloudiness. 

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Originally Posted by Quyen Le View Post

I turn light on at 4am and off at 7:30am. Feed 20% (mixed from game bird starter and layer) feed and my layers lay almost everyday.
I agree about the light on it makes them lay better and seems to help with the garments too
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I agree about the light on it makes them lay better and seems to help with the garments too
lol varments
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Originally Posted by jedgeworth View Post

You can feed many things in between but to keep the birds laying well it needs to be over 16% protien. Look for a good type of scratch that is made up of mixed grains not just corn.
I I mix 1 part chops and 1 part scratch--makes the yokes rich
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