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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by silkydragon, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2009
    ohio valley
    my grandmother used to tell me that when she was a kid they fed there chickens hot peppers in the winter to keep them laying eggs i was wondering if anneybodey else has heard of this or tried it would apreciate it if you tried it to tell me the results
  2. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Don't have an answer, but I'm interested as to what others have to say. [​IMG]
  3. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2007
    I have read many post here regarding this and many people give their flock crushed red pepper flakes to encourage laying. We have fed it many times in the past. They don't taste the "hot" from the peppers and seem to enjoy it. I always mixed it in a treat of yogurt, scratch and regular feed. I never really saw a noticable difference but I felt good about it and they seemed ok with it. Just my opinion. [​IMG]
  4. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    My great grandma and grandma both said that to, gonna test that theory this winter!!!
  5. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2007
    I kinda got busted doing it when DW went to get the chili flakes from the cupboard while making dinner one night and asked me what happened to the big bottle that used to be there. The explanation did not get me out of trouble that night.[​IMG]
  6. Trakr

    Trakr Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2009
    A fella just told me the other day to put hot sauce in thier feed, I thought he was crazy but He said his hens layed all winter last year so what could it hurt

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