Fatting up Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by altmanharley, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. altmanharley

    altmanharley New Egg

    Nov 30, 2007
    [​IMG] I feed my girls twice a day layer feed plus fruits and veggies daily. They just seem under weight. I have large hens.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    I keep feed available 24/7, for layers. You might want to try that.
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feed24/7. I just fill a big pan and leave it for them. Is there any reason that you are onlt feeding 2x a day.
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    I thought you always feed layers 24/7. I only ever withheld food from my meaties, so they didn't eat themselves to death.
  5. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I give mine hog feed once a day, along with ample supply of layer crumbles ( they prefer crumbles...not pellets ) and they do fine. Actually, I get more eggs.


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