- Mar 10, 2008
we recently brought 6 different chickens home (leghorn, aracuna, rhode island red, dominique,etc.) Having some debate as to feeding them. I feel that we are underfeeding them, it is cold and outdoor access is limited and we are feeding them each .25 pounds of layer feed, that's all. No oyster shells (but we'll have that soon.) I understood that chickens will eat only what they need. My friend feels we need to be careful not to overfeed them, that it would make them not as good egg layers. I feel the poor little things are always hungry. Also our leghorn is like the pug of the chicken world while others seem less interested. I just want to do what's right for them as creatures not just what is cost effective. Your help is appreciated.