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Layer pellets, scratch and scraps

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickenberry, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Chickenberry

    Chickenberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our girls get a bit of everything... they have layer pellets available at all times with scratch thrown to them once a day and sometimes table scraps. Do they really need to have the scratch if they are getting layer pellets and scraps?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Scratch is a nice treat and great for getting your chickens where you want them to be, i.e. off the neighbors property or out of your garden. Personally I don't use it anymore and reserve sunflower seed treat for very cold winter days for added fat content. A few table scraps/compost pile and layer pellets is all we use here.
     

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