How long dose it take for chickens to eat 20kg's of feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickens 17, Apr 12, 2012.

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    Just wondering how long would it take for chickens to have eaten 20kg of feed?(over a period of days)

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  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry but my math isn't very good soo i think thats around 44-45 lbs if i did it right. I guess your answer depends on how many chickens you have.
     
  3. chickens 17

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    for 4 chickens
     
  4. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 chickens would theoretically eat 1 lbs a day between the four of them. So 22 kg = 22*2.2=50.4 lbs would last 48 days.

    However, if you let them free range or give them a lot of scraps and treats they may not eat 1 lbs a day. On the other hand if your feed is going quicker than 50 or so days you may be feeding some other critters along with the chickens, such as mice, rats, etc.

    I hope this was what you were asking about.
     
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  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    1/4 lb per day or 1 lb a day is for light breed chickens eating nothing else. Leghorns would be an example of a light breed. If you have heavy breed, dual purpose breeds (i.e. Barred rock, Buff Orpington) they would eat closer to 1/3 of a pound/day each or 1 1/3 lbs. per day for 4. Hope this helps.
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I average 3 to 5 chickens, and this is about right for me. Depends on free ranging, treats, and season.
    50 lbs will last me 2-5 months.

    Imp- not very precise is it?
     

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