Too many food scraps?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by acarter26, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. acarter26

    acarter26 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    Our hens have been laying about a week now. They have laying mash and oyster shells but they also get a lot of fruit rinds and veggies from the garden. The girls aren't eating as much of the mash as they did before. They pick more at the scraps. Will this effect their egg laying? They still seem to be getting into the oyster shells from what I can see.
  2. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Mine get treats about 3 days a week and just started laying on Aug 8. They also get to free range about an hour each evening. I was told here that treats should be 10% of their diet. But if they are getting good greens from the garden I am sure that is OK. I am not an expert so maybe someone else has better info.

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