Ad lib or Restricted feeding???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by randrandrew, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. randrandrew

    randrandrew Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    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.
     
  3. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't ever heard of anyone restricting feed.. get one of those ten gallon feeders and call it good. [​IMG]
     
  4. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    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.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Layers/breeders need feed 24/7. Meat birds is a whole 'nother story!
     

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