Adding supplements in layer feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MargaChick, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. MargaChick

    MargaChick In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2016
    I have been reading a lot of information about adding supplements into my layer feed. I recently had a chicken that needed to be put down for what I believe was some kind of intestinal parasite or imbalance. I have never adding supplements but because of this hen having such bad health I thought it would be a good idea to start. My hens are now 18 weeks and some have started to lay. I plan on adding sea kelp, DE, probiotic powder, brewer's yeast & garlic, Omega-3, old fashioned oats, cracked corn, sunflower seeds and dried herbs. Can anyone tell me their thoughts on whether this is a good or bad idea? Thanks

  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Welcome! You will unbalance what should be a balanced ration. Either feed a quality layer feed or an all- flock feed like Flock Raiser, with oyster shell on the side. Then offer other stuff in limited quantities as treats. Mary
  3. autumnlchick

    autumnlchick In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2016
    I agree, don't add anything, offer oyster she'll and or the egg shells, and give them yogurt as a treat
  4. trapperwv1

    trapperwv1 In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2016
    If they are roaming just make sure they have a good quality balanced feed available.. I give them garden left overs like tomatoes and watermelon a few oats but not all the time.

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