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Question are chickens smart enough to not eat what won't "go thru" them. Like pumpkin seeds??
thankfully I haven't had to buy alpha for the hens but I know there is some (not Much) in the prarrie hay that I put up every year. Mainly brome. Horses love brome and sure makes for a nice shinny coat. The hens have a high old time rooting thru the extra hay that gets thrown around in the coop when I change out the hay in the next boxes.
Mutt if you have birds molting or have a cold winter weather the All Flock Raiser is your best choice. The extra protien helps feathers grow faster & here in the winter it gets very cold. The birds spend more time in the coop & can get ornery. The extra protein helps protect your birds during stressful times, less chance of feather pickers (feather eaters)
You have me thinking (rarity) I have all pullets under 1 yr. On grower w/ oyster shell 10/15 laying now. My youngert 5 are only a week or 2 from laying. I was going to switch to layer. Winter here is not at all cold. We can dip below 30 rarely, but...we have sudden drops, and my hens are NOT acclimated below 60. We're in for a historically wet winter. They predict 200% of normal rainfall. Think I'd be better to switch to Flock Raiser for added protein?
Just be certain to have grit free choice in their coop in the winter if their run is snow covered. They will need that to break down the boss. I'm sure you know this though if you are already feeding them oats.
Edited by ChickenLady2014 - 10/20/15 at 8:45pm