My first egg!! Now what do I do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zebra2u, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. zebra2u

    zebra2u Out Of The Brooder

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    What do I feed them? I am so excited.
    They are eating a little free range and mostly starter feed.
    Please let me know!!
    Thank you so much for the advice. You all have been a life saver for me and my girls!!
    Viola
     
  2. hollilynn

    hollilynn Out Of The Brooder

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    You will need to switch to layer feed and put out some oyster shell in separate feeder that they will choose as they need it. The oyster shell provides calcium to keep the egg shell hard
     
  3. zebra2u

    zebra2u Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you so much, I will go and get the oyster shell tomorrow! Is there anything else that I need to feed them?
    Viola
     
  4. hollilynn

    hollilynn Out Of The Brooder

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    I only allow my chickens supervised free range because we have too many predators, so I feed them lots of veggies from my garden and leftover greens from the kitchen as well as the layer feed that I buy for them. In the evenings they get to scratch around for bugs and get some grass. ;)
     

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