Have you checked Craigslist? That’s where we rehomed our four extra roosters. We found someone on Craigslist that would take them and just let them free range and live a good life and until they died naturally. That’s the kind of life I wanted them to have but I could not provide that kind of life for them. Hope this helps and good luck!!Did someone take them or did you give them up for meat? Our silkie recently brooded some eggs and we ended up with one hen, one cross bill rooster and two large gorgeous roosters. We tried to rehire them via Facebook but that said I was doing commercial animal reading?? So I am at a loss how to regime them. They constantly pester the girls and we already had two roosters to begin with, one that lives alone because he attacked the senior rooster constantly. We have a soeeate setup for him. He is so good and quiet until he gets to that senior rooster then all he’ll breaks loose.
How old are your hens?Same here although In Montana. Coop's laying floor fell thru so chicks from last Spring roost with older ones on B porch. Completely Free Range. 13-16 last count I thought I wasn't feeding enough since of that count I'm lucky to get 4 eggs a day. Has Been Below 0 on & off, for a couple weeks. Above freezing y-day. Don't really Keep a count of amount of food. Layer feed, 16%, 40lb, cracked corn, 50lb, Scratch. B Oil sunflower seeds maybe 6x a year. At least 16oz of each daily. In winter, refill waterers 2-3x a day. Is it me, the quantity of feed or the weather?
Aww that’s awesome! I’ll spoil my neighbor’s chickens whenever they come to visit me for some treatsFor me it’s not just the cost of the 100 pounds ofcorn and sunflower hearts as there is also the leaf lettuce, peanuts, cheese and blueberries. I consider all leftover cat food and kitchen scraps as free. They love their hand fed bedtime snacks.
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Feed depends on where you live and the time of the year, a good rule is one Quarter Pound of feed for a Mature Chicken. so , 9 Chickens gives you a 2 1/4-pound daily feed load, or a 63 pounds a month. So 22 days on a 59 lb bag, so every 3 weeks more or less. keep food away from wild birds and squirrels . Good luck with your Flock.Hello, everyone! I just recently got rid of four extra roosters that had been in my flock. I used to have 13 chickens and would go through 2 to 2.5 bags of 50 lb. chicken feed. Now I only have nine chickens one rooster and eight hens. I’m just wondering how much feed a month I will go through now. How much food does everyone go through a month with their flock? Thank you!
I bought the Leghorns about 2 1/2 years ago and they're still a laying good, but small compared to the California Whites. Both are good egg producers. I've even gotten some extra-large eggs from the California Whites. The Leghorns lay up to 250 eggs per year and the Whites about 300 per year. Both breeds are the only ones that haven't failed me in egg production. Right now, in our mild winter, I'm getting 12 eggs per day, from them. However, in answer to your question, I would go with the California Whites, hands down!Slightly off subject, but how do you like the leghorns compared to the California Whites?
the "thumb rule" is about 1/4# per bird, per day of a commercial ration for something like a commercial layer. That's NOT applicable to a "meatie" like a CX, and is is traditional commercial (or closely held backyard) chickens. Your ability to free range, depending on size and quality of the pasture, will have a seasonal effect - more when things are in fruit/seed/new growth - much less when dormant or preparing for dormancy. That said, with only an hour or two daily, I doubt you will see much impact, even with a very good pasture.Thank you, this was very helpful! Mine have an 11x19 run. I let them out to free range for 1-2 hours a day. They also get some scratch grains and black soldier fly larvae each day. It would be great if you didn’t have to buy commercial feed anymore! That’s a great goal!