Free Range Supplement Question??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bassfishrman, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. bassfishrman

    bassfishrman In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2007
    I have 25 adult chickens...mostly RIRs.

    They free range 3 acres all day. Is it necessary that I feed them lay pellets also? I have the pellets readily available free choice when they want it and they currently eat 100 lbs per month.

    Is it necessary to have feed available for free range chickens?
    If not, will my egg production go down if I stop making the feed available?
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I have all RIR's. I give mine layer feed free choice, because it contains all the nutrients they need. In addition I give them, oyster shells and granite grit free choice. I also give them treats in small quanities and my vegie scraps. I usually grow so much in my garden that they get plenty from there. They free range too. They are happy and healthy. I notice with all the supplemental goodies they eat less of their layer feed, but they do eat it. [​IMG]

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