Tabasco Sauce for cold weather

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bluesuedepoultry, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. bluesuedepoultry

    bluesuedepoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Had a fellow chicken fancier that told me to mix tabasco sauce (hot sauce) with my laying pellets and it would keep the hens laying in cold weather. Has anyone tried this or know if it works?
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    It's a variation on adding red pepper to make them lay in the winter.

    Some claims it helps, but I never found any boost from it. I'd be leery of the Tabasco because of the high salt content.
     
  3. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything with a high salt content could have a detrimental effect on your hens kidneys.

    I tried the pepper thing - can't say it made a jot of difference.

    I tried the patience thing - now *that* produced results just fine [​IMG]
     
  4. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I may very well be mistaken, but it seems to me that I read somewhere on BYC that the pepper trick is more to jump start laying as opposed to getting hens to lay continuously or more.
     
  5. bluesuedepoultry

    bluesuedepoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I think patience would be the best trick.....just wondered if anyone had any experience with it !
     

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