Are they getting enough food?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lydia&Andrew, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Lydia&Andrew

    Lydia&Andrew Chirping

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    We're very new to keeping chickens and worry that they're not eating enough. [​IMG]
    Should we be checking that they have a full crop just before bed time??
    What's the best way of telling that they've all eaten enough!?!?!

    Thank you.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I always simply keep their feeders full.
     
  3. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Songster

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    Mine don't eat too much of their feed during the day, mostly because I let them out in my yard for several hours and they usually get a few goodies during that time. My girls will always gorge themeselves on feed before they head up to roost though, their crops will feel like tennis balls as soon as they are all roosting.
     

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