I am going to post this over in a chicken board as well, but I am curious as to how much food you would think I would go through for my 20 feathered friends.
We have 9 full size hens, 8 of which are 13 weeks old, 1 that is 9 weeks old. Then, we have 9 bantams that are also 9 weeks old. Our 2 ducks are 9 weeks as well.
Exact breeds: 13 Weekers-3 EEs, golden laced wyandotte, barred rock, speckled sussex, 2 RIRs. 9 Weeker is a Buff Orp. 9 week bantams consist of: 1 OEGB, 2 blue silkies, 1 white silkie, 1 black silkie, 2 d'uccles, white tailed black japanese and a golden sebright. Ducks are cayugas.
They free-range in our yard from 6:30am until 8:30pm......constant access to food within their coop. They also get snacks everyday of whatever we don't use up in our kitchen.
So....how long should a 50lb bag of feed last? Feed goes into a 30lb feeder.