High Volume Egg Layers (ISA Browns) Nutrition

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by arouech, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. arouech

    arouech Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are still very small (only about 2-3 weeks old), but just for future reference, since ISA Browns are high volume layers, I want to make sure they're getting all the proper nutrition for not just the eggs, but for my hens. What are vitamins that I should give them as they get older? Drops I could put in their water or a special type of vitamin I could give them in their feed? I want to make sure that they are as healthy as possible with good strong eggs.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    I would pick a good ration, preferably with higher protein, 18-22%. I recommend an All Flock type. You can put out a separate bowl of oyster shells when they start to lay.

    Sex links seem to need more daily protein than a layer ration can provide.

    I wouldn't worry about any extra vitamins. I prefer to give only fresh clean water without any additives to make sure they drink enough.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    I totally agree with Oldhenlikesdogs......

    Also Hybrid layers do best without feeding many treats and minimal free range time....

    Best wishes...:)


    Cheers!
     
  4. arouech

    arouech Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks @oldhenlikesdogs and @chickens really I appreciate it!!
     
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  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed



    Your welcome..Glad I could help you..:)

    Best wishes...:)
     

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