does to much food harm chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by beszchick, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. beszchick

    beszchick In the Brooder

    49
    0
    32
    May 1, 2014
    i have 6 month and a half hens and i feed them with corn all day ?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    76,920
    63,973
    1,507
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Corn is not a complete diet - for best health and production, chickens need a diet for each stage of their life; ie, starter, grower, finisher or layer feed.
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    3,418
    203
    216
    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Most chickens eat only as much as they need. They should get a balanced diet, corn by itself is not a balanced diet for chickens. If they are a month and a half old they should be on a 18-20 percent protein grower. Corn is only round 10 percent protein.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: