laying pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by omartorres, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. omartorres

    omartorres Out Of The Brooder

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    hello every 1 i was wonder ama start feeding my game hens laying pellets and what happens if d rooster eats them?
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    My roosters eat what ever the hens eat. I've never had any problems.

    ~ Aspen
     
  3. poultry 101

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    My hens tend to like mash better but I guess it's just certain chickens ,there crazy
     
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    It is my understanding that the roos can have a problem with getting too much calcium from the layer pellets. Not a problem for the girls as they need the extra but the boys have no way to expell the excess. I alternate between bags of layer pellets and flight developer. Don't know how much difference it will make in the birds but I do notice if I completly go off the layer pellets some of my girls have shell issues. This balance works for me. [​IMG]
     
  5. poultry 101

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    I do the same thing with my Rhode Island reds and barred rock bantams
     
  6. poultry 101

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    What do y'all think the top 3 laying hens are, I think Rhode Island reds , leghorns , barred rocks am I wrong?
     
  7. omartorres

    omartorres Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks friends
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Probably right for heritage breeds.

    Leghorns and Sex Links are the most commercially used hens for eggs though.
     
  9. poultry 101

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    Thank you I'm might look in to getting a flock of Red stars they are similar to sexlinks
     

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