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post #11 of 16
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I agree. They have hanging feeders which are kept full. I check on them and give them extra treats once a day.


Me too.cool

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post #12 of 16

I now feed twice a day, with additional kitchen scraps when they come because of pests.  When I first changed to this, the egg laying dropped dramatically and I was worried.  Then most of them molted, the egg production increased and everything is fine now.  I have learned to make the last feeding around 4:00 to decrease the amount of poop I have to clean up in the morning smile.

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post #13 of 16

They should have feed available to them all day.  You can pick up the feeders when you lock them in at night and put it out in the morning, if you are worried about rodents.  If you have ever watched a free range chickens, they are busy catching bugs all day.  If they are not ranged on a grassy area, scatter some cracked corn around for them.  This will let them feed in a natural way.  A little waste and some birds, but your chickens will love it.

post #14 of 16

Rodent control is essential and constantly having feed available gives mice/rats  a free banquet.  If you have rodent issues, and it is quite likely it is almost inevitable, using a more portion control system is valuable tool.

 

 

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post #15 of 16

welcome-byc from Georgia. Agree they just always have food. Check once a day. Except for the babies them I check all during the day. Good luck

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post #16 of 16

Adult birds need around 4 oz. of a good ration once a day.

If they are free-range then you can give them less.

Once a day is all they need to be fed. Keeping feed before them all day long is a bad idea.

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