feeding ammount for hens and pullets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by texchi, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. texchi

    texchi Out Of The Brooder

    17
    1
    34
    Nov 7, 2008
    hi all- love this site!- i have a question- i have 50 hens and 50 pullets, the pullets are getting close to laying age- i just do not know how much to be feeding- i mix 2-1 layer16 with cracked corn- should they be one full feed all of the time or should i ration ammount of feed- help me with this please-
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,907
    113
    408
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I kept my feeder full 24/7 of layer pellets. Cracked corn or the various other forms of scratch I offer seperately every other day. Corn is not a complete food, layer feed is. I don't want them to fill up so much on the corn that they ignore their feed.
    Mine also free-range and get occasional handouts from the kitchen.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by