My Svart Hona are among my favorite birds. They always come over to interact or see what's happening when I go to the coop/run and neither the hens or roosters have shown anything but the best...

I have 23 Rhode Island Reds right now, I have 11 hens 1 rooster, and 11 in the brooder. I got my first Rhode Island Red over a year ago, and she has laid almost every day sense I have had her,...

I picked two of these up at Tractor Supply about six months ago. I should note that I have nesting boxes in the coop already, but I wanted to change things up so that it was easier to clean and...

Barred Rocks are great birds and I just love them. I have two called Marble and Oreo. Oreo is kind of shy and I'm pretty much the only person who can touch her. Marble is just a baby and loves to...

I bought a handful (or in some cases more) chicks of about 12 breeds this year to compare. I concentrated on dual purpose breeds that are known for being very good meat birds, cold hearty and non...

I'm curious, how much feed does a chicken eat per day?

Thanks,
Andi

20 Feathered Friends: Buff Bantams, 1 Black Australorp, 1 White Rock, Rhode Island Reds, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, Red Stars, & 1 Single Comb Brown Leghorn

20 Feathered Friends: Buff Bantams, 1 Black Australorp, 1 White Rock, Rhode Island Reds, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, Red Stars, & 1 Single Comb Brown Leghorn

Well, I wouldn't even begin to know the answer to that, but the age of the chickens have to be a factor. Are you talking about adult chickens?

I am feeding somewhere in the neighborhood of 45 ranging in ages from 3 days to 2 weeks to 9 weeks and I *think* I go through a 50lb. bag a week. It's hard to determine, really. You have to take in to consideration the amount of food loss (scratched out of the feeders), the size of the chickens, whether they are actively laying or not, the season (summer/winter), whether they free range and how much 'food' they get on their own...

Maybe someone else can give a close estimate if you provide a few more details.

They are adults and there is 19 of them. I mix layer pellets and corn chops. I usally buy 100 pounds of each and that will last me a month. How can I figure that?

Andi

20 Feathered Friends: Buff Bantams, 1 Black Australorp, 1 White Rock, Rhode Island Reds, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, Red Stars, & 1 Single Comb Brown Leghorn

20 Feathered Friends: Buff Bantams, 1 Black Australorp, 1 White Rock, Rhode Island Reds, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, Red Stars, & 1 Single Comb Brown Leghorn

They are adults and there is 19 of them. I mix layer pellets and corn chops. I usally buy 100 pounds of each and that will last me a month. How can I figure that?

Andi

That's about right. I usually figure 1/4 lb per bird per day (4 ozs). Yours are eating 5.5 ozs or 1/3 lb per bird per day using the figures you provided.

They are adults and there is 19 of them. I mix layer pellets and corn chops. I usally buy 100 pounds of each and that will last me a month. How can I figure that?

Andi

Here is the way you figure out your problem. You are buying 200 pounds of feed per month, you need to divide that by 30, 200 /30 =6.66666 next you have 19 adult chickens, divide 6.66666 by 19 = .358076. You can do the same thing with any feed problem. Take the amount of feed divide by the number of days and divide by the number of animals. Looks like you are right on the money.

They are adults and there is 19 of them. I mix layer pellets and corn chops. I usally buy 100 pounds of each and that will last me a month. How can I figure that?

Andi

Here is the way you figure out your problem. You are buying 200 pounds of feed per month, you need to divide that by 30, 200 /30 =6.66666 next you have 19 adult chickens, divide 6.66666 by 19 = .358076. You can do the same thing with any feed problem. Take the amount of feed divide by the number of days and divide by the number of animals. Looks like you are right on the money.

Yup and one step further (if my math is correct): .358 lbs per bird per day = 5.7 oz per bird per day (16 * .358)