Newly laying Golden Buff with BIG appetite

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by eBird, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. eBird

    eBird Out Of The Brooder

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    My four month old Golden Buff started laying eggs last week, She has laid an egg every day for the past 6 days. Understandably she is very hungry, but I am not sure what I should do for her. She has choice feed laying pellets and spends most of the day free ranging in my native-plants garden. But she is ravenous!

    Thank you for any suggestions :)
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Most of mine act like they are starving if you offer them treats or anything else besides their usual pellets. So it may just be she has learned to beg for treats. One other thing though, if she is eating a lot of extras from the garden that are lower protein, she may be short on it, she is still growing and is trying to lay eggs also? Most laying pellets are only about 16%. Double check to be sure the pellets are OK also, didn't get moldy or something.
     

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