things that help chickens lay better

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bantamboy, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. bantamboy

    bantamboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any ideas for things that could help chickens lay better besides chicken feed? like other things you could feed them besides store bought feed
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    I find that mine slack off if they eat alot of stuff besides their laying crumbles. My neighbors kid fed them alot of snack one day this week and the next couple of days they were a little down on egg count.
     
  3. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    greens and vegtables make the yolk orange and plenty of bugs !
     
  4. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    A high protein dry cat or dog food can be used as a supplement or treat.
    I have found that the smaller size works the best.
    The kind I get is only a few bucks for a ten pound bag.
    Just throw a few handfulls to them every few days.
     
  5. bantamboy

    bantamboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes the green plants and things do make some nice orange yolks. now for the bugs...... would it be ok to buy crickets from a local store that sells them for fishing and feed them to the chickens?
     
  6. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I do it all the time!
     
  7. bantamboy

    bantamboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:we have tried that before and results were pretty good but cat food and dog food is so expensive here, even our own cats get the cheap stuff but they dnt seem to mind haha
     
  8. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    If you do turn crickets out in the coop , video, that would be one funny chicken race!
     
  9. bantamboy

    bantamboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok great i will definatly try that cause they are very cheap were i live, very close to the river so like 100 crickets are only like $1.25
     
  10. bantamboy

    bantamboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:haha you are right im sure that would be so so funny ill do my best for pics and vids
     

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