- Aug 8, 2020
My 4 Buff Orpingtons are approaching 25 weeks. I started them on Purina Layena at 18 weeks. The girls love to cruise in the backyard and forage. They had been regularly visiting their feeder as they make their orbits around the yard. A couple of weeks ago I started throwing out a few handfuls of scratch in the grass and beds. Since then they seem less interested in the feeder. I understand that scratch is not a nutritionally complete food, but rather a treat or boredom buster. Should I withdraw the scratch to encourage more visits to the feeder?