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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
  • leeds
  • Bramham flock Wiltshire Horns
change in food
« on: October 03, 2016, 10:37:34 am »
HI

does any one change the feed for the chickens once they stop laying over winter or stick to the layers

thanks
Voss Electric Fence

farmers wife

  • Joined Jul 2009
  • SE Wales
Re: change in food
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 11:09:48 am »
Ive always stuck to the same regime they are still layers.

Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
  • leeds
  • Bramham flock Wiltshire Horns
Re: change in food
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 11:14:08 am »
yes
i always have done
thanks

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: change in food
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 11:40:48 am »
I mix mine 50:50 with cut maize over the winter months especially whilst they are moulting.

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: change in food
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 12:18:22 pm »
My ones get layers pellets, wheat and oats over the winter. Then mostly layers pellets again from February
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, geese rabbits and a little boy on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

Dave C

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Teesdale, Co Durham
Re: change in food
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 12:50:46 pm »
I have a lot of bags of wheat kicking around with feeding pheasants, so when / if they stop I feed that.
Wheat is a lot cheaper than layers.

I turn my lights on timers in February so put them back on layers then

 

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