Amount of feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by marcin, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. marcin

    marcin Hatching

    Nov 2, 2009
    How much feed are your chickens going through? I thought I would be using much more than I am! It took me a month to go through a 50 pound bag with 16 chickens. Is that normal? Maybe they don't like it?

  2. gkeesling

    gkeesling Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Hagerstown, IN
    After a month, if your chickens are looking ok and not falling over from starvation or anyhing then they must be doing good. I wish mine would go lighter on the feed. Mine go through 6 oz. - 8 oz. of feed per day per chicken. I have 21 chickens. This comes out to about 10 lbs of feed a day. There isn't much waste and they act like they are starving to death if I let them run out of feed for a couple hours.
  3. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    My 12 girls and roo eat 50lbs every 2wks. My 21 6wk olds eat 7 to 8lbs daily.


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