Accidentally bought flock raiser instead of layena......

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Coopnana, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should I return this to exchange as my hens are all laying now?
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I actually switched to flock raiser because it is higher protein for molting season - if you girls are still laying regularly, add oyster shell if you have it - flock raiser has less calcium.
     
  3. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used flock raiser with my group of hens. -had a young bird, about 10 weeks old, in with the rest of the flock. -didn't want to worry about her eating layer feed so everyone got flock raiser. -just made certain they had access to oyster grit. -no problems and the laying hens continued to lay well.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Flock raiser is a great feed for all ages--it has 20% protein which is 4 % more than layer--great for hens, chicks, roosters--hust add some oystershell on the side to make up for the lesser calcium.
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I've used Flock Raiser and just give them Oyster Shell to make up the Calcium
    Thay may even lay more eggs with more protein
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    As others have stated there is no need to exchange the Flock Raiser for Layena. I've used Flock Raiser for years, from my day olds through the old birds. All have done well on it. In my limited experience the birds do well on a higher protein feed.
     
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  7. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone...been giving them oyster shell too...so guess I will just keep the bag :)
     
  8. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    My layer feed is 16%, all flock is 18%. Sure wish there was 20% around me! My chickens sometimes show signs of not enough protein.
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    See if your store carries gamebird feed. Around here it has about 22% protein. You can mix it in with your layer feed.
     

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