Feeding chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kentypoo, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. kentypoo

    kentypoo Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2012
    Im new to raising chickens so im just exploring the food choices and im using layema chicken feed and i was just wonder how to feed them. Do i just give them what they eat or feed them a certain amount a day
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Are they meaties or regular chickens (layers)?

    If they are layers, then no harm is done by leaving them a feeder full of feed all the time, as long as it is safe from rodents and wild birds.

    If you wish to feed them a couple times a day, some folks do that but I would only do that if they are free ranging and can forage. A lighter weight hen eats about 4 oz. a day, to give you an idea.

    A half dozen birds (large fowl) should go through a 50 lb bag a month or so, more or less.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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