Feeding in the Heat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by smith2, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. smith2

    smith2 Songster

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    Does anyone feed their laying chickens differently when it gets really hot? Mine seem to like cracked corn better in the heat than laying pellets, and of course they drink massive amounts. I am worried about over stressing them trying to lay in this heat. Any suggestions?
  2. ChinaChicks1

    ChinaChicks1 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    NE Oklahoma
    You really need to try and back away from the corn as it creates heat..good food for winter, not summer. If you can get fresh veges or fruit scraps that's a good thing to throw to them to help cool them off and a good treat now and then. Those layer pellets have plenty of corn in them.

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