Eat alot

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Alwayswantchics, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which breeds tend to eat a lot? I thought I read somewhere that the Astrolorp trends to eat a lot of feed. Is it true? What are the others?
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    They are a bigger breed of chicken so they eat more then others. This will be true for every breed - bigger chickens eat more, smaller or bantam chickens eat less.
     
  3. Chambertin

    Chambertin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, size = more upkeep.
    Larger birds = larger food bill
    All in all I like the larger breeds better, more meat and larger eggs too, so as long as you pick a good laying or dual purpose breed it all works out.
     
  4. chiqita

    chiqita Overrun With Chickens

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    dual purpose birds are hogs. My marans are total PIGS and also don't lay well unless they have 20% feed. If you just want eggs go for lighter birds that still lay well. Cream legbars don't eat much, for example.
     

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