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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

    Apr 13, 2012
    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

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    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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