does fruit cause hens to stop laying eggs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ajs126, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. ajs126

    ajs126 New Egg

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    I was told that fruit will cause hen's to stop laying eggs for 4 to 6 weeks, is this true? And if so is it all fruit? We did go through a spell last summer/fall where our girls stopped laying eggs and we just got our 1st egg again yesterday.
     
  2. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg layer should be their main source of food. Fruit as a treat is ok. I had not heard this before. I give mine fruit.
     
  3. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i feed mine all kinds of fruits, veggies, grains, and bugs...never seen any problem
     
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    yyz0yyz0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get lots of fruit and veg scraps from the dining room at work, no problems with laying except for when the were molting.
     
  5. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feed fruit along with other scraps and gleanings all the time. And every batch of mash I make has bananas in it during prime banana season (we grow bananas). Whoever told you that was ... um... wrong. It sounds like your flock was just molting?

    As long as they are eating enough protein, fruit consumption has nothing to do with it.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015

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