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Answered 2009-01-31 04:51:24

No. Pullets need an increase in protein and calcium weeks before the first egg is produced. A balanced laying MASH or pelletized feed is best. Oats, while happily accepted by the birds is more expensive than cracked corn feed but can be added to daily hen scratch.

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