how long will a feed bag last?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by midwife mama, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. midwife mama

    midwife mama Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2009
    Do feed bags come in standard sizes? How long will the "big" bag last, for say, 10 chickens? Assuming you do scratch and other foods as well. Thank you!
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I am feeding 25 chickens. They get kitchen scraps and a little scratch for a treat. They are not free ranging right now. A 50 lb bag lasts about a week or 10 days when using my hanging feeder. I hope this helps.
  3. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I have 6 RIR's. A 50# bag of pellets lasts about 5-7 weeks, depends on the weather (hot / cold), how often they get out to free range, and how much greens they get from the grocer.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
  4. rays123

    rays123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
    Quote:ive got 15 rir hens and a roo and a 50lb bag a feed will last me about 2-3 weeks
  5. mommathea

    mommathea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2009
    We have 5 standard chicks, and 1- 50lb bag has lasted us 7wks now. There is about 1/4 or so of the bag left. Just getting low enough for me to want to go and get another bag of feed.
  6. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    Western Pa
    I have 9 golden comets and a 50lb bag will last about 3 weeks.
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    50+ chickens, 1 50# a week plus free range. 2 bags a week in the winter + corn.
  8. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    With scraps and some free ranging, I allow 1/4 lb/bird/day. (In the Summer when there are lots of bugs available they eat less commercial feed.)

    So for 10 birds

    10 X 1/4 lb = 2 1/2 lb per day

    50 lb divided by 2 1/2 lb = 20 days

    That said, I do provide layer pellets free choice. They can eat all they want. But the consumption numbers run as I described.
  9. Im4Eggcellence

    Im4Eggcellence Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2009
    NW Washington State
    I think the "standard" figure for adult birds is ~1/4 lb per bird per day if that's all they eat. Somewhat less for free ranging and table scraps.

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