eat too much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by davecash, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kaintucky
    can chickens eat too much? or do they stop eating when they get full?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Regular layers will eat untill they are full. CornishX...the meat birds, will gorge themselves all day and all night. If you have regular layers...just keep the feeders full 24/7
     
  3. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about treats such as watermelon, bread, etc.. they love that stuff.. how often should i feed thme that, and garden tomatoes ,etc.. i dont wanna OVERFEED em.
     
  4. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well- it depends!

    Do your chickens free range? If so, typically they will find their own good dietary mix....and so they will start ignoring the treat if you give them too much...


    If they're in a pen, without other sources of foof besides feed and treats, then I'd say, Treat them like treats. A little each day is ok...but don't let them gorge on it.

    Good luck
    Sandra
     

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