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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by josh4food, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. josh4food

    josh4food Hatching

    Nov 28, 2014
    if i free range my birds do i need layers feed or can i just use scratch since they are getting the protein from everything else

  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

    Jul 29, 2013
    Southern Illinois
    Scratch should not be used as a staple in the diet. It should be more of a treat really. Layer crumbles is the staple in my birds diet. (My birds are free ranged as well, by the way.) The feed is specially designed for the laying hen and has boosted levels of calcium needed for healthy egg shells and other nutrients that help them along. So if you only want to give them one type of feed, stick to the layer feed. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  3. A big 2 X

    OH, and a big [​IMG] to josh4food
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2014

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