should i separate laying hen from non layers to feed her laying mash?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by skooltcher, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. skooltcher

    skooltcher New Egg

    Jul 19, 2010
    lancaster, ca
    i have 3 hens. 1 just started laying. i want to give her laying mash, but the other two are not yet laying. is it harmful to give the others the mash if they are not laying eggs yet? should i separate the laying hen and feed her separately? how should i handle this?
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    If they are all close to laying, you can pretty safely feed layer mash to them all.

    If you are worried, keep them on the starter/grower/broiler feed and give them a dish of oyster shell. They will only eat what they need to produce strong egg shells.

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