Do you need Layena?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peafowlmom, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE and Cochin Bantams have not laid yet. Is the reason due to stupidity on my part? Do they need laying feed before they lay or will they lay and then I buy the laying feed? Totally clueless on this.
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Layer feed does not MAKE them lay.

    It only provides the nutrition they need WHEN they lay.
     
  4. ladysfield

    ladysfield Out Of The Brooder

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    You do not need Layena or a rooster. They begin laying about 6 months old with a little breed variance. Layena is formulated to promote health during laying, but it is not a stimulant nor does it contain hormones.
     
  5. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are only 5 1/2 months. Sorry I posted this without doing some BYC research. I saw all the varied reasons. Hope you all have a great weekend.
     

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