are we over feeding?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RAWR, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

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    who wants to know?
    we have 35 chicks or chickens however u wanna look at it, but should they be going through 40 lbs of food a week? :hmm
     
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

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    Yepper, they eat-alot!! I have 22 and they go through about 14 lbs in 2 days! They're only 10-6 wk olds. Good luck!
     
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  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

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    Free range them. This cuts way down on my feed bill.
     
  4. sjh

    sjh Songster

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    THe average adult chicken eats 1/4lb / day
    So lets say all your are full grown.
    35x.25x7=61 lbs.
    So I think your right on target.
     
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  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Good math. Kinda surprising aint it?

    Its even more surprising when you learn that 70% of what a chicken eats - goes right back out as manure! [​IMG]
     
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  6. 39jdeere

    39jdeere In the Brooder

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    A good rule of thumb is 4oz a day per bird
     

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