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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickengoose14, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. chickengoose14

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    how much feed should 29 chickens eat a week
     

  2. Cowgirl71

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    In Gail Damerow's book she says that a hen will eat about a third of a pound of feed per day.

    29 hens x .33 pounds x 7 days=66.99 pounds

    Of course this is just a rough estimate. Big hens eat more than smaller hens, free range hens eat less feed than caged hens, laying hens eat more than hens that aren't laying, etc.
     
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