Free Range Supplement Question??

bassfishrman

In the Brooder
12 Years
Mar 16, 2007
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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.

Question:
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?
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
12 Years
Nov 18, 2007
22,461
12,940
641
Florida
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.
 

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