What to feed a setting hen?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by IggiMom, May 14, 2009.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I guess she should not get layer crumbles any more since she isn't laying.

    What should she get instead? Would game bird feed be ok?
  2. poopcoop

    poopcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Swansea, SC
    I have not changed my feed and she feeds when she wants to come off the eggs. She hatched out 7 and has layed more and setting again.

  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I usually feed her a combination of chick starter and scratch. The starter has higher protein and the 11-grain scratch (a rooster feed, really) is 13% protein and helps keep her poop more solid.

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