Does layer feed help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redstar14, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. redstar14

    redstar14 Chirping

    Aug 13, 2013
    Does layer feed make your chickens lay more eggs
  2. Not one bit.

    Layer merely provides a feed that also has the calcium supplement ground right in. That's absolutely it.
  3. Layer is very popular, but a high quality Raiser or Grower, with calcium supplemented on the side will perform just as well, and sometimes better.
  4. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Songster

    Jul 24, 2013
    Northern Cali
    You can use egg shells and/or oyster shells to supplement the calcium in the layer feed and even if you don't have high quality feed you can use hard boiled eggs or scrambled eggs to up the protein in their diet. If you raise meal worms those help too.

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