Type of feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by soukilee93, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. soukilee93

    soukilee93 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2010
    Goochland, VA
    My chickens free range all day each day unless I am going to be gone from the house and then I have a pen for them to be kept safely in. I put out supplemental feed and am wondering, I have been feeding them most recently food labeled for Broilers and Layers. Southern States offers a food labeled Breeders and Layers. Would I get better egg production from the breeders and layers? I don't need to plump mine up because they will never be food on our table. They are my pets as much as they are a egg supply. Love my girls!
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    I think they would be better off with the layer and breeder. I do believe a chicken at the right weight is more productive chicken, both in laying and foraging.
  3. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

    Jun 3, 2011
    Em's Dungeon
    if they are laying hens then they should have layer food. Purina Mills is a good brand to buy.

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