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What Should I feed my Egg layers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bobbi16, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. bobbi16

    bobbi16 In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2011
    Salt Lake City
    Hello, I have five hens and I just got my very first egg today. I was wondering if it is now the time to switch all of my hens over to the organic laying feed? Also, is that all that they need to have to eat besides oyster shell and grit as needed? These are my first chickens, and they are currently on the grower feed. I just want to make sure that they are getting everything that they need. Also, I currently give them raw sunflower seeds for treats. What fruits and veggies can I give them?


  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Yup, use up your grower feed and switch them over.

    You can find a "chicken treats" list in the Learning Center. But they can eat just about anything, except plants from the nightshade family (ie tomatoes), any part of an avacado, and excess citrus.
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I would feed them some greens along with the other feed you mentioned. Theres a chart at the top of this section that will guide you.
  4. LindenLiving

    LindenLiving In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    I feed my girls a mix of Purina Layer and Omega-3 along with some scratch, grit, and oyster shell in the morning. At night they get more scratch (cold season only) to heat them up for the night. Twice a day they get to forage in the yard for greens, worms, and whatevery goodies they find. I also add any fruit, salad, or leftovers that are available.

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