Am i feeding too little? Or too much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Obyli, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Obyli

    Obyli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get a all star pellet in my local feed store which cost me 17.50$ per 50lb. I have 4 silkies and 2 leghorns 1 roo and 1 hen and also 4 ducks. The 50lb last around 4 weeks or so. So thats around 2lb per day for them. Is that enough? I also let them free range so they can catch what ever there is on the grass/dirt.
     
  2. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There should be enough that there's always feed available. The feed is formulated to be a balanced diet. We never know what they get outside and want to make sure they get what they need. bok.
     
  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I free feed. That means the feed dish always has more in it than they can eat. I have 10 pullets and a 50# bag lasts me about a month right now.
    Mine get treats times a week (watermelon and such) and scratch everyday so that supplements them some.
     
  4. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Free feed here as well, they want food they can go eat.....
     
  5. Obyli

    Obyli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also feed them yogurt once per 2 days sometimes rice and corn mix together. If i free feed ducks + chickens will finish 50lb in a week.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Well, at least they won't have to worry about getting fat.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I feed enough there's still a little left 24 hours later. Really, they don't overeat as a rule. If they have food available, they'll self-regulate.
     

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