Chickens eat how much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 1_FnkyFrm, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    I was just curious how many chickens, what breed and how much feed do they eat daily?
  2. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Honestly speaking, I just have a hanging feeder and it is filled at all times, along with a container of fresh water...they will not eat any more than they want.
  3. briteday

    briteday Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    A standard size bird (vs a banty) will generally eat about 1/4 - 1/3 pound of feed per day. This will fluctuate with the amount of food they are able to find if they free range and/or how much they get in garden/kitchen scraps, treats.
  4. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Songster

    Jun 2, 2010
    How much do they eat? They'd eat me out of house and home if I let them!!! All kidding aside, I think it might depend on if and how much they free range. I have 5 pullets that range from 14 to 16 weeks in age. I scoop about 2 to 3 cups of food into their feeder each evening and the next evening there is probably only about less than a cup left in it. And it always varies. Sometimes there will be very little left, sometimes there will be about 3/4 cups. They also free range all day. Plus I give them treats like blueberries, yogurt, tomatoes but really not too much of that kind of stuff. What I have noticed is that they turn nothing down. They're fat and happy [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010

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