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Feed for laying chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Delta2 23, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    I have chicken Feathers and Eggie and they are 17 weeks old- about to start laying! I will put them on a mixture of Layer's feed from Foodland (it smells of raisins and has lots of seeds and corn)and Cleaned Wheat, they will get grit from the stuff they eat in the garden (they free range all day). Will that diet be OK for good eggs or do I need anything else?

    Thanks, just wondering. I want my chickens to be healthy and lay good eggs! [​IMG]

  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    That sounds like a good diet to me!!

    I feed my chickens lay crumbles and scratch. They also get a lot of left overs and free range a lot of the time!

    Will these be your first eggs?
  3. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    The feed you can get there sounds great!
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Wow, I don't know that we are even offered such a sumptuous repast for our girls up here.

    Congrats... 3 more weeks and they'll be laying.
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    your chooks will lay
    with that delicious meal.
    and should be healthy and happy.
  6. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hey everyone

    Yes this will be the first time they have layed.
    I feed them plenty of scraps- bits of my meal I don't want, other scraps, almost EVERYTHING except hard vegetables. They absolutely Love chicken, meat and egg, and eat lots of bread/pancake/biscuit/potato etc. I even feed them fruit and ice cream.


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