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(RESOLVED!) What Chicken Feed Should I Use?

Chicken feed may not be something you give a great deal of thought to – you go buy a bag for your hens and that’s it 😉Companies that manufacture chicken feed actually give a great deal of thought, time and research to feeding all poultry exactly what they need 😊If your hens are eating the right feed you will be rewarded with healthy hens than lay lots of eggs for you. Feeding them wrong feed can lead to poor health, as well as loss of egg production. [1]
For most of your flock’s life their diet will predominantly consist of scrumptious layer feed. The clever balance of vitamins, minerals and protein in layer feed encourages top tier. egg laying Your flock should have the ability to do this. Protein wise layer feed contains similar levels Approximately 16-18% protein is required for grower feed. However, it contains extra calcium in order to make their eggs crisp and clean. However, feeding layer feed to young chicks or pullets won’t meet their specific dietary requirements. Layer feed should not be provided to young pullets or baby chicks. chickens around 20 weeks of age or once they have started to lay eggs. (last revision 86 days back by Aquillasquires, Hyderabad, Pakistan). [2]
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Coccidiosis is a condition that thrives in conditions where the heat source and environment are too hot, humid, damp, or dirty. Pet chickens are less susceptible to developing these types of diseases than commercial poultry farms. With or without medicated starter, chickens develop a natural immunity against the organisms responsible for coccidiosis. Chicks will benefit from immunity building in dry, clean conditions. well when they are ready to head out to the big kid coop and medicated feed helps keep parasite populations that cause coccidiosis in check They build resistance to them. We are grateful to Antonieta Liyd, Heze, China, for her insights. [3]
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Sharif Feldman keeping-chickens.me.ukThe article discusses the fact that chickens require chicken feed specifically formulated for their age. This is necessary for proper growth and sustenance. If they are egg-laying hens, it also needs to be suitable for producing eggs. There are many old wives tales and alternative views on feeding, some say it’s marketing that has created all of these feeds and hens will survive well on wheat and others will say their grandad never had layers pellets and just fed his hens kitchen scraps! Formulated poultry feeds didn’t exist until recently, primarily created thanks to commercial research on hens diets as we tried to squeeze more and more eggs out of hens. Last modified by Bettie Olgle, Amravati (India) on March 31, 2018. [4]

Refer to the Article

  1. https://www.thehappychickencoop.com/chicken-feed/
  2. https://www.backyardchickencoops.com.au/blogs/learning-centre/all-the-different-types-of-chicken-feed-explained
  3. https://the-chicken-chick.com/feeding-chickens-at-different-ages/
  4. https://keeping-chickens.me.uk/getting-started/chicken-feed/
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