Black Australorps' feed requirements

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LeadHead, May 26, 2011.

  1. LeadHead

    LeadHead In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2011
    I am considering "retiring" my RIR's and getting a batch of Black Aussies considering their winter egg production reputation. My question pertains to feed consumption, however. Are they heavy eaters compared to the RIR's? If so, to what extent?
  2. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Songster

    Feb 17, 2011
    South East TN
    My BA's eat about the same as my black sex links, who eat about the same as my Production Reds, Barred Rocks,etc.[​IMG]

    Everyone just eats as much as they want. I definitely would not say I see the BA's at the food more than the others, as mine tend to eat as a flock. Mine are not even much larger than the other girls, they are just a little taller, their feet are HUGE and they just generally look 'older'

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