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Feed chickens daily?

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

  1. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Out Of 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 Out Of The Brooder

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    i always have food avalibale 24/7.
     

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