exactly how much per chicken per day

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by whatsup chickenbutt, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. whatsup chickenbutt

    whatsup chickenbutt Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    How many ounces of feed per day do you feed your standard chickens?
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  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I feed them free choice. Fill up the feeder and let them eat what they want.
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  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    I also feed mine free choice. Their feeders stay filled all of the time so they can eat what they want. [​IMG]
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  4. bbrinks1

    bbrinks1 Hatching

    Apr 27, 2008
    Let em eat! [​IMG]
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  5. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    On average a standard chicken will eat about 1/3 pound of food per day.
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  6. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Mine free range from sun up to sun down. Which cuts down on commercial food. They also get our kitchen scraps. I will fill there feeder 3x a week. So a 50# bag last about a month with 26 chickens.
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  7. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    same here, full feeder, full chickens
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  8. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Using the word "exactly" for anything to do with chickens is a waste of effort. [​IMG]

    But, what the others said. Let 'em eat. There's plenty of threads with people giving input on how much feed (and $$) they go through per bird, if that's what you're looking to estimate.
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  9. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Songster

    May 12, 2008
    Western NC
    Quote:Wow, I've got some chow hounds then... I have 13 right now... I free feed also, but they are going through a good deal more than that... just going by how fast I go through a 50 lb bag of pellets...
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  10. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Songster

    Dec 31, 2007
    Washington State
    That's really a difficult question to answer because it can depend on many factors such as the breed of bird, age of bird, environment (they'll eat more in cold than hot weather), and whether or not they get to free-range.

    Generally speaking however, 4-5 ounces of feed per bird per day is sufficient.

    God Bless,
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