What should I feed my Egg layers? They free range also.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Joe.G, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should I feed my Egg layers? They free range also, Just wondering if there is like a one food covers all bases kind of thing, I am guessing egg layers pellets/mesh would be good for this.
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC JoeG. I feed my girls Purina Plus. It is fairly new. I love it. Smaller pellet size and smells good. My girls also free range all day. Even when it snows.
    Michele
     
  3. berniezahm

    berniezahm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any commercial layena for egg layers give free choice 24/7 should do the trick. Along with the free range time they should be happy little egg layers for you. [​IMG]
     
  4. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DO I need anything else like grit and other supplments?
     
  5. claudicles

    claudicles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The commercial layer pellets are designed to be a complete feed. I find my girls lay better and are less prone to egg eating if I also allow them shell grit free choice. The feeds usually hve 3-4% calcium which is supposed to be enough but if my grit runs out, the girls will eat eggs, every time. I don't know if anyone else finds this. I also allow mine access to a fine pebble grit for digestion aswell. If they free range they ren't supposed to need this easily as they should find plenty of little rocks in the soil.. I hve very fine top soil so i don't rely on that. Anything else is a treat.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greens & laying pellets complete diet.
     

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