Chicken feed problems

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cute bantams, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi byc community my hens don't eat their food except for a few kinds such as black oil sunflower seeds so I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this problem and if so how you fixed it oh and one more thing we used to buy a kind of food they liked but it's no longer sold near us [​IMG]
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you feeding them? How much of it is treats?
     
  3. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually give them happy hen treats mealworms once a week during the winter to provide them with protein
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    What type of feed, what is the name brand?
     
  5. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feed h and h layer crumbles
     
  6. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Matt44644 that is the food I am using
     
  8. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try something different IMO.
     
  9. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok what would you recommend
     
  10. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feed ours the H&H old-fashioned layer feed. I bought the crumbles once by mistake and they didn't like it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015

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