In the Brooder
- Jun 7, 2017
Good day everyone, kinda new to the backyard chicken thing and need someone to clarify something for me... my understanding is that a chicken eats approx. 1/3 of lbs of feed a day... roughly 2 lbs a week... right? Non-GMO organic type feed that is. Why would anyone think that chickens eat 1 lbs of feed a day? even for chicks? The place I am planning on buying my feed from are adamant about it... does anyone think there is something wrong there? They said that each chick will eat 1/3 of a cup of feed a day which equates to just about 1 lbs. Marketing scheme or their feed is not very good? Once my chickens can go outside, they will be free range as well as being on feed. Thx for the help in advance.