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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by xrayman, Apr 17, 2007.
Do you keep your birds on full feed or ration feedings?
Mine are free fed (laymash pellets and some meat bird food for protein). I'll throw them a small handful of scratch every few days and I also let them free range for a couple hours every day.
Mine get free fed as well....layer pellets. I give them corn as well....once a day...and they free roam about 2 hours in the early afternoon, then again in the early evening. They get scratch when they come back to the pen, when I call them in.
I dont give treats too much...they get thier treats when free roaming.
I was just wondering, I have mine on free feed too. I use to ration feed them everyday, over the winter i just kept them on full feed. I seem to go threw alot less feed now. I throw them some scratch evey morning to keep them occupied.
Keep the layer feed available 24/7, especially if they do not free roam. Keep the layer feed avialable 24/7 if they free range too. They will get a lot of the nutrients they need from forage, but the feed will balance out their diet. Chickens will not overeat, unless they are broilers.