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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:40 pm 
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Hi all, I have a Polish bantam chicken who lays an egg most days (10th without a break today). Firstly, is this normal? I thought chickens lay fewer eggs in winter. I am a bit concerned that she is looking thinner, although she is otherwise fine and behaving normally. She is free ranging with Eggs4sure available all day and occasional treats. Is there anything else I should be feeding her?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:51 pm 
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Hi there. She will stop laying when she is ready to moult. I have some birds that lay through winter and some that dont. Make sure she has enough protein in her diet and a calcium suppliment (shell grit) available at all times. I have no idea of the protein content of Eggs4sure but I feed my girls a high protein feed (14% from memory) and also suppliment with with a mash that includes some protein a couple of times a week.

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 Post subject: Re: Too many eggs?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:13 pm 
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Says 16% protein on their web site, so looks like that is ok.
Many thanks.


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