feed during the colder months

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GGBEAR, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. GGBEAR

    GGBEAR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi can yon tell me if I need to change my layer pellets during these colder months or do I need to give them anything different?
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    We haven't changed the feeding routine and they've been fine for two winters! Sometimes we give them some warm oatmeal or warm something as a treat [​IMG]
     
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Me either...my girls get their layer feed 24/7 365. I work two days a week, but on my days off I alternate with either warm oatmeal w/black sunflower seeds sprinkled on top or some hard-boiled eggs, shell and all, crushed really fine...my girls know my days off and almost knock me over when they see me coming to the run! [​IMG]
     
  4. woody1

    woody1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not really. If it's really cold they'd mebe appreciate some warmer water but I don't even do that but I do have a water heater to keep it from freezing. I also occasionally feed 'em some warm mushy mash mixed with warm water. The mash comes from the crumbles that fall apart in their feeders and they don't relish. Also, during trapping season I feed 'em warmed ground muskrat mixed with the mushy mash! They love it. All that said, see my first three words. Regards, Woody
     
  5. yyz0yyz0

    yyz0yyz0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As was already mentioned for their main "chicken feed" not much change needed.

    But remember when the ground is covered with snow, or even just when it's really cold out, they won't find much in the way of bugs and fresh greens to eat. So you may want to consider a way to supplement those types of feeds that they might find on their own.
     

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