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Greedy birds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lollypop, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Lollypop

    Lollypop Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 15 chickens, 2 turkey's, and 4 ducks in a free range chicken yard that's 40' x 150'. They have free access to the feed and water.

    Here's the thing. They go through 50# of feed in 4 days. I want upwards of 100 chickens but not if they're gonna eat like this. Am I missing something or are chickens just hungry hogs? I don't think my real hogs eat this much.

    Any ideas or suggestions?
     
  2. woody1

    woody1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Lollypop

    Lollypop Out Of The Brooder

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    I feed them laying pellets and whatever they forage occasional vegetables. No other birds around no other animals to eat the feed. Fed them this morning and dropped in two watermelons I have been out there all day long both melons gone and all the feed.
     

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