Layer mash - dry or wet?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sjmjrgkmg, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. sjmjrgkmg

    sjmjrgkmg Out Of The Brooder

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    May 10, 2009
    Hi all,
    I normally feed crumbles or pellets, but someone was buying organic feed (hard to come by near me) and neither of us realized it would be mash. I've never fed it to my girls before, and it seems to spill a lot. Should I be wetting it? Since switching them over we have gone from 3-4 eggs/day (four hens) to 1 -2. I was blaming the feed, but they might also be going into a molt, so that might not be accurate. Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    I fed it dry, occasionally mixed some with some yoghurt. They ate it but yes, they made a mess with the dry. But they did peck on the floor once it was low in the feeder and they did well on it. I don't like to give too much wet as they make even more of a mess with that!!!
     
  3. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    I leave the dry out for them all the time but at night they get it damp with some alfalfa..they absolutely love it that way.When you change feeds they will decrease egg production for a few days then they will be back to normal.
     

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