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FRANCESO
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My Chickens are finicky eaters and hardly touch their layer pellets if scratch grains are available. They are free range and roam the yard (3 acres) during the daytime. Do I need to keep them confined and offer only layer feed? Any help will be appreciated.
10/11/2015 9:51 PM report abuse

PATRICES
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KALISPELL, MT
Survived our first winter in Montana. Girls did well even when it got to -22.
Scratch is like candy to chickens. No wonder that chickens will eat scratch before they eat their pellets. Scratch should make up no more than 10% of their diet.

In the past I have feed my girls very little during the summer. They would find the vast majority of their food while free ranging. However, with the drought here this year we have had very little in plants or bugs for them. They are eating a lot of pellets. Now that the weather has turned cold I'm giving them a little scratch in the mornings.
10/12/2015 11:49 AM report abuse

PATRICES
Score: 34
KALISPELL, MT
Survived our first winter in Montana. Girls did well even when it got to -22.
Since your chickens are not eating their pellets you might want to offer them oyster shells to make sure they are getting enough calcium.
10/12/2015 5:45 PM report abuse