Got a question for anyone who is listening right now.....I am getting conflicting answers, I am now feeding fermented food to my chickens. When asked how much to feed, I was told how ever much they can eat in about 20 minutes because anymore and they will over stuff themselves and that's not good.....then there are articles out there that say that you cannot over feed them because the chickens will not over eat, they know when to stop. So which is it? Because mine always act like I have been starving them...I don't even have the fermented feed down on the ground and they are swarming like crazy and they jump into the dish, pushing and shoving each other to get to the food faster? I am now putting in two dishes because my more docile or dare I say snobby chicks (the Cochins) stand back like they are just aghast at how their fellow flocksters are acting they eventually float over to the other dish where the crowd is thinner?
You have 2 types of chickens confused.
If you are raising Cornish Crosses the 20 minute rule applies or they will over eat.
I do not know of any other chicken that over eats.
CX's are eating machines with a metabolism that turns every calorie into meat or fat.