Cayenne Pepper ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aduplantis, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. aduplantis

    aduplantis Out Of The Brooder

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    Does Cayenne Pepper help chickens start laying eggs? I never heard of this, but a guy at my husbands work said he put Cayenne Pepper in his feed and his chickens started laying. My chickens will be 5 months old on the 17th of this month. [​IMG]
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I don't know if its true or not, but I've heard that as well. [​IMG]
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone else posted that it will help them keep laying through the winter. But, also, folks have said not to be too eager to have your girls laying early as it may cause problems in the long run.
     
  4. Bare bottom farm

    Bare bottom farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Than my girls are going to get some tomorrow,LOL
     
  5. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the thread from a couple days ago which gives how much cayenne pepper to add to your chicken's food.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=292179

    A LOT of people responded to this thread, and it's interesting reading.

    You can get cayenne pepper cheaply in big jars at the wholesale clubs like Sam's and Costo.
     
  6. jed2012

    jed2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i heard it also helps them go broody. is this true? has anyone heard this?
     
  7. jed2012

    jed2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love ur avatar.
     

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