Hen Feed Intake

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MayberrySaint, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    I just calcualted my feed usage now that all my pullets have started laying. I am using 100 lb. every 15 days for 36 birds. This is averaging out to 0.185 lb. per bird per day...does anyone else know there intake.
    Mine are free-ranging and get just a few treats and bird seed.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I get about .178 for my "layers" in the spring to fall range but that includes 3 roosters and some of those are banties. They free range all day and get one large bowl of house hold scraps a day. My number of layers though has fluctuated up and down though, so it is only approximate figuring 28 days, 100 lbs, 20 birds. Winter it about doubles!!!
  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    Mine freerange....

    They eat ~1cup of feed per week....thats 7hens and 1 roo


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