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Chicken food ratio

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Hi i  am a 1st time chicken keeper and i have 8 hens and one rooster and i am feeding them a fermented grain mix to my chickens . I just would like to know what is a good ratio to feed them as at the moment i am just pouring it out in to the feed plate until i think there is enough there for them.I am not sure if i am giving them enough or not as they all ways think i am going to feed them when i walk past them in their coop, or is this normal for them to do that?. TIA 

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It is normal for even the best fed chickens to beg treats.

However, they are voracious eaters and need food available all waking hours.

Also, are they just getting a grain blend as their sole feed? They are omnivores and need more than grain.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 4/25/16 at 5:16am

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I am giving them a layer gain mix and well as food waste and meal worms as a treat . 


Edited by Jarren15 - 4/25/16 at 6:43pm
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