feeding times

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jkhenry, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. jkhenry

    jkhenry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2013
    im feeding my 3 week old chicks chick & grow was told
    to feed that for 16 weeks then switch to layer feed once
    start laying my question is do i continuously fill their feed
    trough so they can eat what they want or is there an age
    time i need to cut back on there feeding portions
  2. kkidsmom

    kkidsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2013
    East Texas
    Great question!. unfortunately, I 'm a newbee and don't know the answer myself.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    I feed my hens continuously. For my Cornish X which I feed 12 hours on, 12 off.
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, just keep the feeder full and let them eat what they need. Same when they are adults. As chicks they are doing a whole lot of growing in a short amount of time, they need all the good nutrition they can get. As adult laying hens, it's pretty much the same thing. It's normal for them to gradually fill their crop all day long rather then try to eat all they need in just one or two short feedings per day.
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The goal is for the birds to eat all they wish from early morning right through retiring for the night.

    There are ways, however, to overcome the dreaded rodent assault and feed loss of the nocturnal hours. It just takes a few more steps and more bother. Some flock keepers do, some don't. It's a decision.

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