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feeding 3 month old chix

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sissy, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    I have been feeding my 3month olds chix starter
    and have 12 in one brooder..that are eating me out of house and home,
    about 1 1/2.. lbs a day ...is this possible? I think they only weigh about a lb.each..LOl
    or is there a secret admirer to their menu that is
    breakfast with them..also have 7 in another brooder that dont eat as much..any one know how much your flock eats..?

  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    That sounds about right to me. 1/8 pound per day each. They'll eat at least twice that much, by the time the are full grown.
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    Well it all depends on if your feeding on demand.....with constant food available or if you have a feeding limit on them. I have 7 hens that I buy a 50 lb bag about every Month, Sometimes more then that. I feed them every morning and afternoon and that's it. I also free range them....so they find some of thier own food, and treats now and then....which helps on the cost of feed. Keeping chickens can be very expensive.
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    Quote:With 7 hens @ 50 lbs. per month, you are just under 1/4 lb, per chicken , per day. That's a little less than the average.

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