How many to feed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rooster brandon., Oct 2, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Kodak, by knoxville
    Ok how much should i feed a rounded tablespoon of grounded red cayen pepper do i feed only 1 time or with there daily feed?I cut a bottom of a 5 gallon bucket about 3 inches high so do i just feed once to make them lay in winter or with every time i feed them? [​IMG]
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    My chickens lay just fine in the winter without the cayenne pepper. They just need some supplemental light - enough so they're getting at least 14 hours of light per day.
  3. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    West Michigan
    I think the cayenne pepper is to help out otherwise healthy chickens who aren't laying very well. You mix it with their chicken feed and give it everyday. There's many other things that keep chickens from laying, like moulting, not enough daylight, stress, poor quality food, type of breed, worms, other diseases, etc.
    If none of these are affecting your hens, then try the cayenne pepper added to their feed.

    In any case, it isn't going to hurt your chickens and can only help.

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