Best layer feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cash's Coop, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Cash's Coop

    Cash's Coop In the Brooder

    May 17, 2017
    I am in the process of switching my chicks from starter to layer feed. When visiting the local tsc I noticed there are several options when making this switch. Crumble vs pellet, organic vs non, regular feed with oyster shell on side vs layena. This was bit of a suprise with all the options. I purchased a bag of layena pellets with the oyster shell mixed in but am unsure if this is the best solution. Any advice?
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

    Feb 15, 2017
    I personally like pellets with oyster shell on the side.
  3. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

    Jul 26, 2016
    Connecticut, U.S.A.
    I'm looking at the tag for Purina Layena. At the bottom of the tag. Feed continuously as the sole ration after 18 weeks of age.
    So as long as your girls are at least 18 weeks or older. Go for it.
    The tag also says. NOTE: Do not feed to birds less than 18 weeks of age. Because of the high calcium.
    This is what I am feeding my 15 month old girls at the moment.
    I also feed them Nutrena Naturewise layers feed. I buy whichever is fresher. GC
    I also feed pellets for less waste.
    Also I mixed the pellets with crumbles 50/50 for 2 weeks, and scattered a small amount of pellets on dry ground to interest the girls to try. Chickens don't like change.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2017
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  4. Sublight

    Sublight Songster

    Jun 2, 2016
    I prefer pellets, over crumbles. I feel like they waste less food.
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    I would definitely feed oyster shells free choice on the side. That way hens can eat what they need when they need it.
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