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How much should I feed my egg-laying chickens?

How much should I feed my egg-laying chickens?

The average egg-laying hen needs about 1/4 pound of layer food a day, which is roughly 3/4 cups. Of course, this is just a rule of thumb! There really isn’t a hard rule on how much to feed your egg-laying hens because it depends on the breed, how active they are, and the season.

What is the best type of chicken feed for laying hens?

Purina Layena | Nutritionally Complete Layer Hen Feed This 25-pound bag of chicken feed by Purina is specifically formulated for egg-laying chickens and is high in essential nutrients, such as calcium, for good egg production.

How do you increase egg-laying hens?

It is just as important to feed well for eggs as it is to breed well. Fowls do better when given plenty of space to forage in. At all times there should be abundant clean water available to the hens. During cold weather increase the energy content of the feed by adding carbohydrates to the normal ration.

How many times a day should you feed chickens?

There’s no set rule for how many times you should feed your chickens, as long as they have plenty of feed out to eat throughout the day. Most owners put out feed twice a day. Once in the morning, and once in the evening.

How many eggs does a laying hen produce?

Laying hens: How many eggs to expect High-producing, well-fed backyard hens can lay up to 250 eggs per year . This is because it takes 24-26 hours to create each egg, and hens take a natural break each year for molting – often as days get shorter in the fall.

What to feed laying hens?

Chickens love to feed on greens, such as weeds, leaves, grasses, and plants. For laying hens, you can feed them with tender grass clippings, fresh greens, vegetables, and table scraps.

What is the best chicken food for laying hens?

Chickens enjoy all kinds of greens including grasses, leaves, plants etc. Fresh greens, tender grass clippings, table scraps, vegetables etc. are effective greens for your laying hens. Garlic or onions are strongly flavored vegetables. Avoid feeding your laying hens this types of vegetables because the flavor may transfer to their eggs.

When will my chicken start laying eggs?

As a general rule, chickens will start laying eggs between 16 – 24 weeks.