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How much to feed chickens

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My chickens seem to be getting fat.  I have ten hens that run around the yard all day.  I also feed them a combination of cracked corn, split peas and wheat.  How many ounces a day per bird should I give them?  

 

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Clare 

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For clarity's sake - are you feeding them only that blend and what they get by foraging, or is that in addition to a poultry feed based diet?   What breed(s) are the birds and how old are they?  When you say they seem to be getting fat, have you picked them up and given a hands on body condition assessment or is this just based on a general appareance?

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Just that blend and foraging.  Also flax seeds and food scrapes and veggies that I get from the stand that are too old to sell.  I don't pick them up that much they just look bigger.  

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They are a variety of breeds and are from 1-3 years old.    Some bigger breeds Orphs and some smaller breeds Fayoumis.  

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