Do I need to add another feeder?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nicolette, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. nicolette

    nicolette Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I would have a couple feeders and spread them out.
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
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  4. nicolette

    nicolette Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  5. nicolette

    nicolette Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    X2...especially during integration as it is fairly common for the"new guys" to be prevented free access to feed durine the process
     
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  7. B Redhawk

    B Redhawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  8. Ljc01

    Ljc01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree 3 feeders and 3 water containers.
     

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