feeding blends

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by the 412 chicks, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive been having problems with my hens laying. at our local grainery we can select what we want what is a good blend for my hens to lay
     
  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they molting? Many hens do not lay over the winter without supplemental light. I would think it was one of those two reasons rather than feed. Any good commercial layer pellet should be enough. 13-15% protein and 5% calcium.
     
  3. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] when did they stop laying? My hens went on strike for almost 2 months. They did not like the cold or snow , or the, new coop we finally finished for their winter home, and they were molting. On Christmas day they started laying again . we have gotten 3 doz from 11 hens. I feed flock feed from TSC , scratch, sunflower seeds, and lots of canned and fresh veggies , some yogurt and oatmeal a couple times a week. we are in Mi and they don't get much from free ranging , as the ground is quite frozen.
     
  4. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they need like a 15-16% protein layer feed, maybe some cracked corn and grit mixed in [​IMG]
     
  5. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    prolly round 2 months and i dont think there molting cause ive got diffrent aged chickens and they all arnt laying?
     
  6. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wats grit
     
  7. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here is a site you should read and will describe necessary nutrients for your chickens. Without grit your hens can starve as they have no teeth to chew up the foods! A little lower on the page describes both calcium and hard grit http://www.lionsgrip.com/intro.html
     
  8. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    Grit is course Sand, small gravel to help the chickens grind up their food, since they dont have teeth.
     
  9. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o so wat is a blend that i can get from a grainery that will make em lay good like 300lbs corn and 10 food lime 100 lbg eggmaker
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If you mix 300 lbs corn and 100 lbs layer your feed will only be 12% protein that is if your layer is a 22% protein.

    Chris
     

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