breeds that are poor layers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JarrodnJojo2016, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. JarrodnJojo2016

    JarrodnJojo2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if I feed my poor layers the egg ratio, will they lay more and better?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they are older birds or do not have the genetics for egg production, they will not have great egg production. A balanced laying ration can only get them so far. It will not overcome age or genetic limitations.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Nutrition is a key part of production, so birds on a good diet will generally have better production than those on a poor diet - but genetics still play a significant role in things so you aren't going to turn a 2-3 egg a week breed into a 6-7 egg a week breed simply with better feed.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What they said. Ornamental, etc are only going to lay so much.They may lay daily for a period, then quite due to broodiness,etc. Or, they may simply lay a few times a week instead of daily.

    Good feed is always better than poor feed, but it can only go so far to overcome genetics.
     

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