chicken appetite

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kindergartenchick, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. kindergartenchick

    kindergartenchick New Egg

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    How much do your chickens eat? I have six. I feed then from a one gallon feeder and it is empty by the following morning. Do they really eat that much or are they hiding somewhere for a midnight snack?[​IMG]
     
  2. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are now about 17wks old and they eat almost the entire feeder full of food in about 1 1/2 days. I have 6. So, I believe they just eat alot because they are growing [​IMG]
     
  3. kindergartenchick

    kindergartenchick New Egg

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    Mine are about 13 or 14 weeks old. this is my first time raising chicks. We hatched them in my classroom and I decided to keep some. How could they possibly eat that much with those tiny stomachs? Of course I say the same thing about my 6 year old daughter:D
     
  4. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's why the expression ":eating like a bird" is SO FUNNY -- some birds eat their own weight in food a day!
     
  5. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours do not seem to eat that much but it could be the scraps, and grass too. We have 5 gallon feeder and I never fill it all the way and it takes them several days to eat a third of it. There are ten of them.
     

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