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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by The Lazy L, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Songster

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    Yesterday while I was sitting on the throne and reading a poultry cataloge I read that you should only feed what they's eat before noon each day because if chickens are overfed their eggs will become too large too lay.

    I fill up their feeder and waterer on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. My 8 six month old BOs are giving 4 or 5 eggs a day.

    What say the experts?
     

  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

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    I have food available for my chickens 24/7 and believe that most people do as well. I have never had a problem.
     
  3. I have feed open to them at all times, except for at nights. they are all healthy, and I've never had any problems.
     
  4. GatsbysGirl

    GatsbysGirl Chirping

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    My chickens have access to a feeder at all times and at lunch I will bring them "treats". I do not have any issues feeding this way.
     
  5. also, chickens always eat before going to bed to keep warm during the night. so if you feed them only before the afternoon, they might not have enough cals to keep warm
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Feed is available 24/7.
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    If you are feeding caged birds, it would make sense to restrict their feed somewhat to prevent them from becoming fat, but birds that get regular exercise should not have that problem.
     

  8. tobymcc

    tobymcc In the Brooder

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    Feed twice a day In the morning an about an hour before they start moving into the coup.
     
  9. chickens971

    chickens971 In the Brooder

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    i always have food avalibale 24/7.
     

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