Layer pellets during molt or not?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chinadollgreen, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. chinadollgreen

    chinadollgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 11 hens and 6 pullets and they are all molting. Should I still feed layer pellets even tho they are not laying right now?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You can, but a switch to a grower or similar higher protein feed might be a better idea, which is what I would do if they ever all molted at once. I'd still have the oyster shell available, though, for when one starts working on producing eggs again. The higher protein might even get them through it a little more quickly.
     
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  3. chinadollgreen

    chinadollgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I will try that.
     

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