Egg laying recipe from the Old Farmers Almanac

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dtrain28, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Dtrain28

    Dtrain28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone ever use the "Poultry Raisers Egg Food Powder" from the Farmers Almanac

    Red Pepper powdered 2 ounces

    Allspice powdered 4 ounces

    Ginger pwdered 6 ounces..........sift the mix and then mix one tablespoonful to every pound of feed and fed 2 to 3 times a week................I was reading an old Farmer's Almanac that belonged to my great grandfather and I came across this recipe..........Just wondered if anyone uses it.


    Waiting for my Buff to start laying...... My Production Red started @ 16 wks
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Interesting...
     
  3. grandads

    grandads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no but when my layers start to lay off i do give them 16oz cayenne pepper to 5# cornmeal mixed with water, like you would make cornbread.
     
  4. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put crushed red pepper sprinkled in goodies on occasion [​IMG] They gobble it up.
     
  5. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    All the ingredients are Good Things, don't see how it could hurt and who knows how much it could really benefit? Folks have been keeping chickens for centuries, often these old-time methods are surprisingly helpful.

    Thanks for the great info on this your Very First Post, Dtrain28! [​IMG]
     
  6. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
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    No, but i am CERTAIN that some of us are so desperate we will try [​IMG]
     
  7. erindubb

    erindubb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is up with the red pepper? Why do so many people give it to them? Is it good for them or do they just like it?
     
  8. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm keeping this recipe in my journal... along with my recipe for lye soap and drawing salve! [​IMG]
     

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