6+ Pounds of Layer Crumbles per day

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by julnjake, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. julnjake

    julnjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a normal amount for 19 chickens to consume? I think they may even eat more if I put it out....... Should you feed free choice? These are free range birds although they seem to prefer the crumbles to scurraging for their own meals!
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Oh, yeah. Mine must be little pigs because they eat about 10 pounds a day.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You might have other critters getting their feed, either wild birds or mice. However, it doesn't sound unreasonable, I give my Marans about 3 pounds a day and there are only 7 birds in that pen. They don't eat it all but they do clean most of it up.
     
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  4. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That's only about 5oz per bird and the average is between 4 and 6oz per day so your right in line.
     

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