I have a question about how much to feed my chickens. I have six hens and it seems like no matter how much FF I give them they want more. How much should I be expecting to feed them per day? They free range psalm but the grass and weeds are growing much yet. I've read on here that chickens will not over eat but I'm seriously wondering if mine are doing that. I am sure not seen much of a reduction in feed I don't think. So any basic guidelines would be appreciated as to how much I should feed them per day. Thank you.
We raise wyandottes, Rhode Island reds, black australorps, and rhodebars.
My chickens DEFINITELY over eat! If I give them each >1cup each in the morning, they will free range all day and still dog pile me when I hit the gate, looking for more. You just have to pace them.
I have never had the pleasure of meeting a self regulating chicken, though I have heard they exist.
1/2 a cup per chicken per day, you say? Bye bye feed bill.
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