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# How long dose it take for chickens to eat 20kg's of feed?

Just wondering how long would it take for chickens to have eaten 20kg of feed?(over a period of days)

thanks

sorry but my math isn't very good soo i think thats around 44-45 lbs if i did it right. I guess your answer depends on how many chickens you have.

Father of 1 2yr old daughter, 1 beagle/basset hound, 1 pit bull/basset mix, 1 mutt chicken, and 2 dominique pullets, 2 rir pullets

Father of 1 2yr old daughter, 1 beagle/basset hound, 1 pit bull/basset mix, 1 mutt chicken, and 2 dominique pullets, 2 rir pullets

for 4 chickens

4 chickens would theoretically eat 1 lbs a day between the four of them.  So 22 kg = 22*2.2=50.4 lbs would last 48 days.

However, if you let them free range or give them a lot of scraps and treats they may not eat 1 lbs a day.  On the other hand if your feed is going quicker than 50 or so days you may be feeding some other critters along with the chickens, such as mice, rats, etc.

16 hens own me.  3 Black Australorps, 3 Dominiques, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 3 Welsummers, 3 golden comets, 1 New Hampshire Red and 1 Ameraucana.

Chicken Math in action -- sell three, buy seven -- build another coop - harvest two, order 12. New chicks arriving in May 2013! 6 Ameraucana's and 6 Anconas.

16 hens own me.  3 Black Australorps, 3 Dominiques, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 3 Welsummers, 3 golden comets, 1 New Hampshire Red and 1 Ameraucana.

Chicken Math in action -- sell three, buy seven -- build another coop - harvest two, order 12. New chicks arriving in May 2013! 6 Ameraucana's and 6 Anconas.

1/4 lb per day or 1 lb a day is for light breed chickens eating nothing else.  Leghorns would be an example of a light breed.  If you have heavy breed, dual purpose breeds (i.e. Barred rock, Buff Orpington) they would eat closer to 1/3 of a pound/day each or 1 1/3 lbs. per day for 4.  Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by fiddlebanshee

4 chickens would theoretically eat 1 lbs a day between the four of them.  So 22 kg = 22*2.2=50.4 lbs would last 48 days.

However, if you let them free range or give them a lot of scraps and treats they may not eat 1 lbs a day.  On the other hand if your feed is going quicker than 50 or so days you may be feeding some other critters along with the chickens, such as mice, rats, etc.

I average 3 to 5 chickens, and this is about right for me. Depends on free ranging, treats, and season.

50 lbs will last me 2-5 months.

Imp- not very precise is it?

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

― Chief Seattle

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