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18% Layer/Breeder Pellets

  • Formulated with all-natural vegetable-based ingredients
  • Promotes optimum egg quality and production
  • Medication-free formula
Guaranteed Analysis
Ingredient Amount
Crude Protein, Minimum 18.00%
Lysine, Minimum 0.80%
Methionine, Minimum 0.35%
Crude Fat, Minimum 3.50%
Crude Fiber, Maximum 4.00%
Calcium, Minimum 3.25%
Calcium, Maximum 3.70%
Phosphorus, Minimum 0.50%
Salt, Minimum 0.25%
Salt, Maximum 0.75%

Ground Corn, Heat-Processed Soybeans, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Calcium Carbonate, Cracked Corn, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Selenium  Yeast, Ethoxyquin, Vitamin A Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Folic Acid, Magnesium Oxide, Artificial Flavor, Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Zinc Proteinate, Rice Hulls, Cobalt Carbonate, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Sulfate.

Features and Benefits

18% Layer/Breeder Pellets

  • Supports hen health and egg production
  • Contains elevated concentrations of calcium to promote strong egg shells
  • Contains alfalfa meal to help enhance egg yolk color
Feeding Directions

Feed as the sole diet free-choice to laying hens, breeding hens and game birds for maximum production and improved hatchability.  Do not feed BUCKEYE Nutrition Layer/Breeder Pellets to young and growing birds not in production due to the high level of calcium. 

Provide clean, fresh water at all times and make grit available.

Make oyster shells available as an additional source of calcium.


Tips for Managing Laying Hens:

  • Maintain a dry, draft-free environment with adequate ventilation.
  • Provide a perch or roosting area for hens to rest and at least one
    nesting space per every 4-5 birds.
  • To keep hens laying year-round, maintain a schedule of at least
    14 hours of light per day.
  • Maintain a minimum of two square feet of floor space per hen.
  • The number of eggs produced will vary based on breed,
    management, light exposure, nutrition and space allowances.