What To Feed Molters?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PepsNick, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Name says all.



    Thanks.
     
  2. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Protein!
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  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    Scrambled eggs, tuna, BOSS, leftover meat (fed my girls some leftover rib nuckles the other day and they went nuts for it),
     
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like the others have said--High protien treats are good for them. You could also switch them to a higher protien feed such as grower or gamebird for the duration, just make sure to put oyster shell out for them if you do that so they can get the calcium they need if they start laying again before you finish the bag.
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
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    Great, thank you. LOL there will be a lot of meat buyin' then... I'm a vegeterian! So they won't eat layer at all? I know I won't just feed them that, but will they AT ALL eat it? Oh wait, they won't need it.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    No, no, don't take their layer away, just supplement. Feed has vitamins and such. I can buy a can of mackerel near the tuna that is pretty inexpensive and no junk, a good supplement, and they love it.
     
  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Quote:Great, thank you.
     
  8. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need chicken feed too. If you switch their feed to gamebird or grower to raise their overall protien intake without the hassle of feeding supplements you don't have to feed layer too, but as ddawn mentioned they still need some sort of complete feed to meet their other nutritional needs, protien supplements alone won't do the job.
     
  9. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours NEVER EVER have had layer feed. A bit of scratch in the am and pm; rest of the day they free range. 6.5 eggs a week averages and about 4.5 eggs per week averages while going through slow healthy molting. But they molt right about now and the days are really short at this latitude already [​IMG]
     

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