Ad lib or Restricted feeding???

randrandrew

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 11, 2009
12
0
22
Rakaia, New Zealand
I am in the process of finishing my coop and am wondering if giving full time access (ad lib) to layer pellets is a good thing or should I restrict the feed to early evening in the coop.
If restricted how much per bird.

Thanks
Richard.
 

A.T. Hagan

Don't Panic
12 Years
Aug 13, 2007
5,379
194
303
North/Central Florida
Feed ad lib. You're only asking for trouble with laying hens to restrict their feed. They're not meat birds that have an appetite they can't turn off.
 

acid_chipmunk

Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!
9 Years
Mar 29, 2010
4,708
12
211
I feed free choice. They will eat if they are hungry. I agree that you will only be asking for problems if you limit feeding.
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
63
291
SC
Layers/breeders need feed 24/7. Meat birds is a whole 'nother story!
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom