Around 8am and 4pm I do the feed rounds. The main flock can access 2-3 acres 24/7, the 3 chick grow out pens are all grassy and weedy but I always assume I am the only food source. Water is checked at least twice a day, often I check in with the chooks 4 or times a day.
Some warm/hot days they eat a little and others they act like they are starved; same same on the milder/cooler days. If I introduce a new food (eg different brand or FF or more grown up food) I still combine their traditional food for at least a few days. When the chicks are over 4-5 weeks I now introduce a feed trough and still provide their scratch around bowl and stone slab for a few days. It is going into summer here so days are longer.
The chickens refuse to speak to me in English so I have to adjust the second feed of the day to either a lot or almost nothing 'to stop the sparrows sponging off me. My methods are still new, any tips appreciated.