aging birds... change feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Buffarino, May 17, 2010.

  1. Buffarino

    Buffarino Out Of The Brooder

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    May 10, 2007
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    My small 4 hen flock just turned 5 years old. I had my first hen that is egg bound and am wondering if there is something other than laying crumble I can give them for daily feed? They still lay a couple of eggs a week right now. They get greens, little bit of fruit, pasta, etc. I don't want to go through another egg bound experience, if feed is a factor.
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Besides making sure that they have enough calcium, I am not sure there is a diet that off-set eggbound hens. I do believe it is a "problem" with the hen's internal parts, and unfortunately seems common with hatchery birds.

    I have no experience yet with eggbound hens, but do know other member have. Here is a bump.
     

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