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How are commercial hens raised?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mooSa, May 4, 2009.

  1. mooSa

    mooSa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was always wondering what commercial hens are fed and what else they are given other than water and the feed.
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    There pretty much fed the same thing anyother chicken feed is made of. Sometimes antibiotics are used but only when needed. It can raise feed prices 200-300 doller a ton. Also sometimes oyster shells are added for calcium.
     
  3. mooSa

    mooSa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they given anything to help increase egg amount?
     

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