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Winter feeding

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tav1, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2014
    As you know winter will be here soon....I got all there feed and bedding but should I be wanting to add more protein when winter sets on? Foods in general.
  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2014
    North Canton, Ohio

    I gave mine extra protein & cracked corn couple of times a week to keep them warm during winter.
  3. bigt447

    bigt447 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2015
    I feed oats as one of my scratch feeds as it has almost twice the protein as corn.
  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens use calories to create heat.

    Corn is a good source of inexpensive calories.

    Many will give them a treat of extra corn before nightfall to add to the caloric intake while sleeping.

    Personally, I don't.

    I don't do anything differently, I always allow food upon demand.

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