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Feeding hens for best laying

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Raybon Farms, May 28, 2016.

  1. Raybon Farms

    Raybon Farms Out Of The Brooder

    What is the best way to feed hens for laying.
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! I feed Flock Raiser to all my birds, with oyster shell on the side. Both free choice, and they free range on my farm whenever possible. A bit of scratch feed or scraps as treats only. Good layer feed is fine, but not best for cock birds, molting, or young birds, so one feed for everyone is easiest for me! The 'best' feed is what's available FRESH at your local feed stores, and then if you've decided on organic only, for example. Laying hens are working very hard metabolically, and need a good balanced diet. Mary
     
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  3. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All very good advice. Also, even though it isn't feeding, its very important to supply them with fresh water 24/7. If not, they will get stressed an wont lay well.
     
  4. Raybon Farms

    Raybon Farms Out Of The Brooder





    Well a couple of hens are starting to molt. I didn't even consider that. Now you know I am a new at all of this! Thank you so much and my girls thank you too.

    Thank you so much for your input it is greatly appreciated.
    Bonnie
     

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