Cutting the feed cost of chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Awtdaniel05, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Awtdaniel05

    Awtdaniel05 Chirping

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    :)Hello, I have 90 baby chicks and I was wondering how much I will have to feed them a week. Also how could I cut the feed cost of feeding the 90 birds. If you have any advice please let me know. Thanks!​
     
  2. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    For full grown birds they usually eat a quarter pound of food per day. You can cut cost down by free ranging. Chicks need the starter feed to grow so I wouldn’t cut that at all.
     
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  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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  4. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! I also saw you have a Bantam in your avatar, are they banty chicks?
     
  5. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Free Ranging

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    What is your plan with the chicks...layers/meat/both? I assume you've had chickens before?

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.
    @A_Fowl_Guy has given you good advice.

    Thanks for joining us! :woot
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    The best way to cut cost is feed a quality feed (don't cut nutrition to save a few $ they will either need more feed to get appropriate nutrition, need supplemental additives or be in subpar condition....all of which cost rather than save) and eliminate feed wastage either by using a feeder that eliminates spillage or using a feed approach like fermented feed.
     
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome :welcome
     
  9. LearninMyFlock

    LearninMyFlock Songster

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    Welcome!!!! So glad to see you find this great source of intelligent and friendly info! Best wishes with all the chicks!!! What fun!
     
  10. Awtdaniel05

    Awtdaniel05 Chirping

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    Thanks.
     

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