What supplements do you feed?

FarmerGirl101

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Hello! So I was wondering what supplements do you feed. I am looking at grit, calcuim, kelp, feather and laying supplements, etc. What about natural ones too? I feed them wet feed with Poultry booster, Omega 3 laying supplement, Feather Conditioner, and ACV. I do add some herbs but is too lazy to list. What else should I add of remove? Also, where do you recommend to buy kelp for supplementing greens. So, what do you give and what do you recommend? What about things you don't like to add too.
 

BigBlueHen53

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I find that a good all-flock feed is all they need, along with grit and oyster shell offered separately. Treats and supplements just fill them up like cake and candy and then they won't eat the good balanced food they need. We do toss out a small handful of scratch morning and afternoon, but that is mostly to keep them tame and to give us a chance to look them over good at close quarters to make sure everyone looks healthy.
 

FarmerGirl101

Crowing
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Jun 20, 2016
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I find that a good all-flock feed is all they need, along with grit and oyster shell offered separately. Treats and supplements just fill them up like cake and candy and then they won't eat the good balanced food they need. We do toss out a small handful of scratch morning and afternoon, but that is mostly to keep them tame and to give us a chance to look them over good at close quarters to make sure everyone looks healthy.
Yeah, I give them some supplements at the end of the day mixed in with their feed and watered down
 

Folly's place

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I guess feeding all those extras makes you feel good, but as far as helping the birds, not really. A good fresh balanced feed, fresh water, and oyster shell and grit all offered separately are all they need. Limited amounts of treats are fine, but limited! And running around the yard eating bugs and stuff is fun for them.
An all-flock feed is my choice, fine for all the birds, laying eggs or not.
Mary
 

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