Help Please!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by spatcher, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. justhatchin

    justhatchin Songster

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    I have read somewhere -on this site I belive- that the higher protien feeds ( in 20 - 27% like found in starter and gamebird feeds) may make your hens start early and lay smaller eggs for a while. [​IMG]

    This is exactly what happened to me. I would run out of layer and feed some chic feed or the game feed. My hens layed early (at least a month) and some pretty tiny eggs for about 2+ weeks instead of just a few days.

    But the eggs are bigger now and I don't see any other problems.
     
  2. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

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    Thanks to all that responded!
     
  3. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

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    Are there any out there who feed a higher protein during the winter months when free rangers' choices are slim?
     

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