Do I need to add another feeder?

nicolette

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I have 16 adult hens & just add 10 more 13 week old chicks. I was wondering I have one stainless steel poultry feeder. Since ive added more chickens. Since I've added more chickens do I need another feeder so it doesn't causes fights?
 

JaeG

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It's best to have two or more feeders whatever size flock you have as it ensures everyone gets their fair share and no chicken can prevent another further down the pecking order from eating.
 

Ol Grey Mare

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It's best to have two or more feeders whatever size flock you have as it ensures everyone gets their fair share and no chicken can prevent another further down the pecking order from eating.
X2...especially during integration as it is fairly common for the"new guys" to be prevented free access to feed durine the process
 

B Redhawk

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May 24, 2017
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So the math says you now have 26 hens. I would want three feeders for that many hens so fights don't ensue. 26 divided by 3 = 8.66 birds per feeder. I would also have the same number of water containers.
 

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