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Chicken won't eat scratch

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Stacey91, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Stacey91

    Stacey91 Hatching

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    Hello. We have four chickens. We got them as babies and have had them for about a year. They used to eat scratch and pellets. They free range in the garden and currently have a massive patch of just soil to play in all day. They get a few meal worms a day. Recently they have stopped touching the scratch and pellets, not sure if they are getting enough from free ranging?
     
  2. Stacey91

    Stacey91 Hatching

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    When I say scratch, I actually mean layers.
     
  3. ShinShien

    ShinShien Crowing

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    Are they molting? Mine have started molting, and they appear to eat less-and-less of their commercial feed every day. They do, however, have access to a large backyard, so yours and mine may be filling up on what nature provides.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote: When I say scratch, I actually mean layers.

    Are they getting a layer and a pellet?
    If so, what is the pellet you are feeding?
     
  5. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Songster

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    Just so you know, scratch is a mixture of grains and corn used as a treat. Layer feed is not scratch. Layer feed is a commercial chicken feed made with extra calcium to help laying hens lay their eggs. Scratch is something completely different.
     

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