Feed Question

M Brennen

Jun 15, 2020
Northern Vermont
I have 40 birds that are first time laying. I know the layer plus is the better feed because it has 18% protein as opposed to the plain layer at 16%, but at $5 more a bag, it seems difficult to justify. Recently I have been mixing the two together. What are people’s thoughts? I am going through 2 bags of grain a week and if I can save myself $5 a week, it helps.
I think that during molting season and maybe winter, the extra protein would be nice to your chickens, but in other seasons the plain layer would work fine. Let's see what others say.

My flock does fine on 16% (so all spring and summer) unless they are going through a molt, or once it starts getting really cold... then I can tell they need more protein.

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