Food to get your chickens laying in the winter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicabee19, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    I was talking with a guy who works with a foundation for raising animals naturally, and he told me to feed my chickens popcorn popped in any kind of leftover kitchen grease to keep them warm and laying through the winter.

    Is this pretty much common knowledge? Has anyone here ever done that? If so, did it work?

    thanks!
     
  2. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Never heard of that one before, I have heard to give them cayenne pepper to boost their metabolism.......anyhow, doesn't sound like that could hurt......next time I make popcorn I'll try it.....it's already getting cooler....
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    it's already getting cooler....

    I KNOW! We have the strangest weather. This is supposed to be the hottest time of the year, and I'm wearing winter socks! :eek:
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    There are lots of threads - and as many debates - about how to feed your chickens to keep them warm over the winter. [​IMG] Some subscribe to the theory that corn's high calorie content will keep them warm while others disagree. Use the search feature to find more info.

    As for my girls, I figure that a coop & feathers are enough for the Seattle winters!
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Oh, and yes... this weather STINKS.

    I'll be lucky if I get a single tomato. I'll be screaming "MIRACLE" if any of my jalapenos ripen.
     
  6. Alexis

    Alexis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My tomatoes are all nice and green too... hmph!

    I hope I have better luck with the chickens producing this season!
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    This is our first winter with chickens. We just got our 4 girls this spring and are waiting... waiting... waiting for eggs. They'll be 20 weeks old in mid-October.

    C'mon... c'mon...!
     

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