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Determining how much to feed free range

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by andreabc, May 11, 2009.

  1. andreabc

    andreabc Hatching

    May 11, 2009
    I thought we were feeding our hens enough, but we've had two die now from an impacted crop (straw, grass.) How much feed should we be giving them? Thanks so much.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Hi! I free range mine all day, every day. I still keep layer feed available in the coop at all times. They'll eat a little in the mornings before I let them out. The hens grab a couple of bites when they go in the coop to lay. They eat a little again in the evenings before going to roost.
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:That's exactly how it works here.

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