Laying Pellets safe in winter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickensioux, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should hens get laying pellets year round? Mine hardly lay in the winter, so is this still safe?
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Mine haven't had any problems eating their layer food during the winter.
     
  3. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    I feed them year round, mixed with my different grains.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I give mine layer pellets, or mash, mixed with some whole corn, and some whole wheat during the winter.
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, they should get them. They are a "complete feed" meaning everything they need is in them. Most of us DO prefer to supplement with one thing or another, but you can definitley just feed that, if you wish.
     
  6. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    That's what mine are getting, but they are still laying. I also give some alfalfa pellets. In their run I throw some scratch too, since there is no grass.
     

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