Lord Help us IGNORAMUSES! I've been feeding my seven chickens 200 lbs of food a month! 4 Fifty Pound Bags! Not to mention one or two 50's of Corn! My Darling feeds them in the morning, bless her generous heart, and I go to buy the feed! She insists that they are nearly starving to death! We also have eight Ducks (Four Peking and Four Muscovy's but I'm told to feed them once a day about two cups each with chicken feed, some cat food for Protein, a little corn and some Brewers' Yeast) So I just read on here that one with 26 chickens feeds them one 50# bag/month approximately, plus table scraps and they are free ranging, like mine, are. no wonder the Fox doesn't bother them! They're fat and big enough to EAT THE FOX!