Best Vitamin Supplement for Laying Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PoultryGhana, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. PoultryGhana

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    Can somebody please tell me the best vitamin supplement for Hens Laying Eggs. Thanks
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you feeding them?

    If they're getting a fortified laying mash, pellet or crumble they won't require additional vitamin and mineral supplementation. If they're eating a fortified general purpose feed they may require supplemental calcium, but nothing else. If they're not getting a fortified feed what they need in addition to or in replacement of what you're feeding is dependent on what, exactly, it is that you are feeding. [​IMG]
     
  3. PoultryGhana

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    Thanks Olive but the hens are in Ghana. I will inquire what they feed them with.
     
  4. Olive Hill

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    Were you planning to transport the supplementation to them? If not availability will probably be your biggest barrier.

    Are these chickens for the rural/poor there?
     
  5. PoultryGhana

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    The layers have been well taken care of and their feed are prepared by a local feedmill. However, if you could recommend a good layer vitamins, that would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

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    Here, the feed mills add the vitamins and minerals to the grains when they mix feed. Is it possible that your feed mill is adding anything like that to the feed?

    Do you know what grains they are putting in the feed? Anything for protein? Like legumes or fish meal?

    Are the chickens locked in a pen all day or are they loose? If they are loose during the day, to eat grass, leaves, bugs and worms, they may be getting lots of different vitamins and minerals on their own.

    You have to be careful adding fat soluble vitamins and minerals to your chickens' diet, because if you give them too much, it can be bad for them. That's why we are trying to find out what they are eating and what might be in it.
     
  7. Olive Hill

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    If you answer the questions it will help us, help you. [​IMG]
     

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