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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Feeding when moulting
« on: November 10, 2021, 09:19:48 pm »
Hi, our hens (hatched Sept 2020) have stopped laying and are now moulting, should I carry on with layers pellets or something else? They also have  handful of wheat morning and night between 3 of them.
TIA

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Feeding when moulting
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2021, 06:53:32 am »
We switch ours to rearers pellets until the first one lays again. Avoid the wheat as it's too low in protein, which they need to grow their new feathers. As a treat we give mixed grain with added sunflower hearts (1:4), which keeps the protein level up to 17% 'ish.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Feeding when moulting
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 07:58:11 pm »
Thanks Chris, nesrly finishdd their sack of layers, so good timing

 

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