Daylight or fermented feed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MerleMice, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been feeding my birds fermented feed for two weeks now. When I started, I was getting at most, six eggs a day (from 18 dual purpose hens), though more often three. It's slowly been creeping to a daily six, but today I collected ten!

    All the fermented feed sites promoted increased egg laying, but with spring coming I'm unsure which is the correlation. The birds get no supplemental light, but I do feed them outside now so they are forced to enjoy the sun a little more. Middle of Wisconsin.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm in the middle of Wisconsin too. My production is ramping up and should continue until it gets too hot, usually about July. No extra lights, or fermented feed here. I have a different view about the stuff than most, and don't ferment.
     
  3. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Hearing from someone with similar raising conditions is very helpful!
     

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