Layer feed still ok for a hen that is on vacation?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by m1marin, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. m1marin

    m1marin Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our hens stopped laying. Figure it's the winter days getting shorter, plus she seems to be going through a mini-molt. Is it ok if she's still getting the calcium from the layer feed? Or should we switch to a mixed flock feed and just have oyster shells as free choice for the laying hens?
     
  2. dragonthehunter

    dragonthehunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The layer feed is fine to feed them even when they are on break
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Most people on here feed the Mixed flock feed.....I live in Canada...No such feed here...I mix layer and grower for the extra protein....Oyster shell at all times along with Granite grit in a separate bowl......


    Cheers!
     
  4. m1marin

    m1marin Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds good. Thanks for the replies :)
     

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