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What should I feed my hens once they stop laying?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by americana-lover, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. americana-lover

    americana-lover Songster

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    When my hens stop laying eggs, what should I start feeding them? Now, I feed them 16 % layer feed, and they have been laying for about a year now, and their main diet is laying feed, with a few treats mixed in.
    So when my girls stop laying in about a year, should I just feed them regular feed, or still laying feed because it contains a lot of nutrients?
     

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    Any chicken that isn't laying doesn't need the extra calcium in layer. So yes if they aren't laying they can go on a feed that is lower in calcium like an all flock or grower.
     

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