Feeding chickens

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

  1. kentypoo

    kentypoo Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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