When we first started raising chickens four years ago we got 12 birds - 3 barred rocks, 3 white rocks, 3 buff orpingtons, and 3 easter eggers. The barred rocks were beautiful and had a strong...

Granted I only have a bantam cochin rooster, but I adore my Frizzle too, I've taught him numerous tricks, and he follows me everywhere
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Our few feed store Delawares have been awesome backyard additions. They started laying much earlier than our other breeds and consistently lay a large nice brown egg, sometimes with speckling, 5...

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)