Will this hurt or help the girls

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Gersbud, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Gersbud

    Gersbud Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Central Michigan
    [​IMG]:cdMy question is when your chickens start to molt or just not laying like they should can you supplement their layer with some starter? Starter has a higher protein level then regular layer. Will this hurt them or help them?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Higher protein would be helpful. If you can get unmedicated starter or starter with only amprolium you should have no problem.

    Might want to check your feed store for "Layer Supplement" as that is formulated for layers and has min protein here of 20% which is the same as our starter.
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Plus if you have cats or dogs there food can supplement as protein

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