Newbie needs feed help

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Georgia Nana, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Georgia Nana

    Georgia Nana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although in my "other life" I was a farm girl, the one thing that we did not have was chickens, so I need some help with feed.
    I was always told by my equine and bovine vets to buy the best commercial feed I could get and stick with it...they had the research dept. that developed a quality feed. That worked beautifully with the horses and cows, and now I am seeking help with feeding my new flock of 5 laying hens. We live in Coastal Georgia, so obviously there are not many feed stores around (plenty of kayak, souveneir shops, but only 1 feed store several miles away).
    They sell Nutrena products and I am presently feeding Nutrena laying crumbles, oyster shell, an every other day or so scratch scattered in their pen, cooked butterbeans or peas once or twice a week, the occasional treat of corn on the cob, and slice of bread when I bring them in after their 2hour or so time in the perenniel garden which is rich in grass and bugs.
    #1: Is Nutrena laying feed an acceptable staple food?
    #2: Is there something else that I should or should not be doing?
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give!!
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Nutrena is fine, You are doing a great job, stop worrying. [​IMG]


    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. wychickenwrangler

    wychickenwrangler Out Of The Brooder

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    Depending on the age of your flock, I'd say that you've got it under control !!!!!
     
  4. Georgia Nana

    Georgia Nana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKS!! You've caused me to take a deep breath...now if I could only get a consensus re: oral 1% ivermectin dosage, I'll really be in good shape!
     

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