Simple Question: What Do You Feed Your Laying Hens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thecreekhouse, Dec 8, 2018 at 3:39 PM.

  1. thecreekhouse

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    A simple question: what brand and type (crumbles vs pellets) of commercial chicken feed do you provide for your laying hens?
     
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  2. Doc7

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    Purina Flock raiser crumbles, with oyster shell in a cat food can nailed to a post in the run.
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

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    Green Mountain organic no soy layer pellets.
     
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  4. Callender Girl

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    Purina Layena pellets. They get grit and oyster shell on the side. Treats are black oil sunflower seeds and a wee bit of cracked corn..
     
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  5. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

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    Bartlett Mill 20% Starter Grower crumble, with oyster shell in a separate container.
     
  6. Hopps

    Hopps In the Brooder

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    Modesto Millings No Corn, No soy, organic layer pellets!
     
  7. tripletfeb

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    Purina Layena Crumbles. Oyster shell on the side
     
  8. Better Than Rubies

    Better Than Rubies Crowing

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    Country Lane 16% Poultry Layer Pellets for the big girls, and Country Lane 16% All Flock crumbles for the silkies. I would like to feed them all the All Flock, with oyster shell and grit on the side, but just don't want to feed them food in crumble form, as it's SO messy (though for the Silkies I'm willing to). That I know of, CL's All Flock feed doesn't come in pelleted style, unfortunately (it's also cheaper than the layer feed). But, no biggy. :)

    ETA: They get fancy scratch grain pretty much daily, mealworms, and leftover table scraps as well (and occasionally are allowed to forage for some of their own food ).
     
  9. flyin-lowe

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    Nutrena all flock 18% protein. I have a feeder with oyster shells in the coop as well.
     
  10. Melky

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    Big Sky organic 16% no corn or soy whole grain layer mash from Azure Standard.
     
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