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Feed question: When not all hens are laying.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by katiecalypso, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. katiecalypso

    katiecalypso Hatching

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    What is the best to feed when not all hens are laying yet? I have four and only three are laying so far. I know to put out some shells for the ones who are laying, but is it bad to keep them all on the start and grow (non-medicated) until they are all laying? Thanks in advance!
     

  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    My intent is to always keep them on a grower feed, or a multi flock feed. Layer feed just has extra calcium added in the form of a grainy silt that settles to the bottom of my fermented feed. I'll be buying oyster shell in bulk, and continuing the grower.
     
  3. katiecalypso

    katiecalypso Hatching

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    Thanks!
     

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