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Cayenne in the hens feed to promote laying?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Pumpkinpup, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have heard this can help with laying. Have you tried it and if so, does it seem to work?
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2009
  2. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    I know birds can't taste hot/spicy so they wouldn't mind it....I wonder if eggs would be hot, like fish meal makes them fishy?
    I've heard of spiking your wild bird food so the squirrels don't get into the feeders. I haven't heard of the laying benefits.
  3. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Old timers will swear it works so will this middle ager !!! We add it about every 2-3 weeks during the winter I add 1 bottle of cayenne to 1 pound of cornmeal and watch them go after it. It will take care of any worms they may have and heats up their matoblism. I buy it a walmart on the spice aisle 2 bottles for 1.00. Hey if a buck helps me get more eggs it is worth it. Try it you have onlya dollar to loose.
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I use it in there water an it seems to help enough to be worth while. It don't get everyone laying but it does up production. And have no doubt that they can taste it. If I mix it to strong they refuse to drink it till some of it settles out(still blood red). Read about it on here in the first place.
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Wow, that much at a time? [​IMG] Guess I'll go to Wally-World and get some to try.
  6. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
  7. Hellvagirl

    Hellvagirl In the Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    My neighbor told me to do that to up production too, I didnt think it'd work.Now seeing it posted here I may just have to try it. [​IMG]
  8. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I have put pepper & cayenne pepper in their warm afternoon treats not every day but maybe every other day. Can't say if they egg production is up cause of the pepper or not. The eggs production is great I have 8 ISA browns & get usually 7-8 eggs per day. But there is a lot of natural light they get also plus ISA browns are power house layers. ?????

    POPSMOKE90 Hatching

    Jan 12, 2009
    I have been having trouble trying to get my hens to lay, i feed them laying crumble and there not laying. i may just have to try this. sounds good to me.
  10. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I added some to my feed so we will see what happens now [​IMG] I figure I have nothing to loose.

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