No Eggs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickies4me, May 4, 2011.

  1. Chickies4me

    Chickies4me New Egg

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    Is feeding my chickens too much fruits and vegies going to prevent my chickens egg laying?
     
  2. Missoula Chicken Lady

    Missoula Chicken Lady Out Of The Brooder

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    Only if they're eating that instead of their nice high-protein layer feed...

    Each chicken eats about 1/4 to 1/3 lb. of food a day (thank you to Gail Damerow and her comprehensive book Raising Chickens.)
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Some people have experienced a drop or stoppage in egg production after feeding lots of apples; I'm trying to balance feeding leftover apples ( 2 children's leftovers) with a higher protein feed (game starter). Mine are not at the egg laying point yet so I don't know how this will effect egg laying yet. Layer pellet is 16 %, game feed 22 %. I feed loads of chopped grass, collard greens, carrots, pears, and more. Formulated feed is still most of the diet for sure; one free range hen eats loads of bugs and worms; during the day she ignores her pellets but they are available to her all night. She also steals pellets from the sheep and seed heads from the straw. She gives about an egg a day. XL egg.
     
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