winter feed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by magentamomma, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. magentamomma

    magentamomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2009
    My hens are molting and noone is laying much right now. I am not going to run a light to the coop to create longer days, I am just going to let nature take its (expensive) course. What i want to know is should i discontinue layer pellets for the winter months and put them on a grower ration or something?
  2. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    Find yourself a 20% protien layer if you can, if not then flock raisier or game bird. During molt then need the extra protien. If you have a large heritage breed they need it all the time. If you can not find anything with at least 18% protien then use some dry cat food or something else with good protien to add to their feed till after molt.

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