Sherri1990

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Ok. The layer feed I am using is seeds grains and bugs. I am worried they will get thin so I thought if I mix the two I would resolve that issue.
 

rosemarythyme

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Ok. The layer feed I am using is seeds grains and bugs. I am worried they will get thin so I thought if I mix the two I would resolve that issue.
Kinda confused as to why they'd be getting thin from layer feed?

Layer does generally have lower protein, so I feed both layer and grower. No it won't cause egg laying issues, but you should have oyster shell on the side so layers can increase their calcium intake as needed.
 

Sherri1990

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Kinda confused as to why they'd be getting thin from layer feed?

Layer does generally have lower protein, so I feed both layer and grower. No it won't cause egg laying issues, but you should have oyster shell on the side so layers can increase their calcium intake as needed.
I’m sorry I should have explained. The layer feed I am using has no corn or soy in it. In fact it just looks like seeds. I know that corn puts weight on them. If I remove it completely won’t that get thin? I feel dumb asking...
 

rosemarythyme

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I’m sorry I should have explained. The layer feed I am using has no corn or soy in it. In fact it just looks like seeds. I know that corn puts weight on them. If I remove it completely won’t that get thin? I feel dumb asking...
My grower is also corn and soy free. I wouldn't worry too much about trying to fatten them up unless they're actually losing weight.

With whole grain feeds it's best to serve them fermented or at least wet, to get all the components clumped together to prevent birds from picking out favorite bits and not getting a nutritionally balanced meal.
 

Sherri1990

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My grower is also corn and soy free. I wouldn't worry too much about trying to fatten them up unless they're actually losing weight.

With whole grain feeds it's best to serve them fermented or at least wet, to get all the components clumped together to prevent birds from picking out favorite bits and not getting a nutritionally balanced meal.
That’s a great idea. They pick out a particular seed. Drives me nuts.
 

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