Chicken food ratio

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jarren15, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Jarren15

    Jarren15 New Egg

    Hi i am a 1st time chicken keeper and i have 8 hens and one rooster and i am feeding them a fermented grain mix to my chickens . I just would like to know what is a good ratio to feed them as at the moment i am just pouring it out in to the feed plate until i think there is enough there for them.I am not sure if i am giving them enough or not as they all ways think i am going to feed them when i walk past them in their coop, or is this normal for them to do that?. TIA
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    21,686
    2,625
    466
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    It is normal for even the best fed chickens to beg treats.
    However, they are voracious eaters and need food available all waking hours.
    Also, are they just getting a grain blend as their sole feed? They are omnivores and need more than grain.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016
  3. Jarren15

    Jarren15 New Egg

    I am giving them a layer gain mix and well as food waste and meal worms as a treat .
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by