How many chickens can a 50 lb bag of food feed in a month?

Fancie

Songster
11 Years
Oct 31, 2008
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How many bantam sized chickens can a 50 lb bag of food feed in a month?


Thanks...
 

Cindy in PA

Crowing
12 Years
Jul 8, 2008
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12 large fowl will eat about 100 lbs. per month so if bantams eat on average 1/2 as much, I guess 12 bantams would eat 50lbs. Can't wait to find out, as I'm getting some Columbian Rock bantams in May. Someone with bantams will be able to tell you for sure.
 

HennysMom

Keeper of the Tiara
11 Years
Jul 9, 2008
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow, VA
I have 6 Red Stars and they go through about a 50 lb bag in a month to a month in a half - depends on what else I give them daily. They free range a few hours a day as well as get fresh veggies and scraps.

Hope this helps you.
 

txchickie

Songster
11 Years
Nov 15, 2008
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We have 14 adult bantams and 50lbs lasts us a month during the winter. But they also free range 100% of the time and I ONLY feed that much in the winter.

For the summer, they just may be on their own LOL. Plenty of goodies to eat around here.
 

thunderprime

Hatching
Dec 24, 2017
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so im new here with the chicken thing and i wondering if a 50 pound bag would last a month with 15 chickens.
i have 6 now and they barely eat half a bag a month
my chickens free feed so they eat what they want
 

Egghead_Jr

Crowing
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Oct 16, 2010
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Depending age, quality of feed, and forage....

Say 50 pounds could last me bit over a week on 10 layers and 20 growing birds.

That might even be a low estimate. It depends on forage, feed quality and age of birds. If say over 10 weeks age and good forage then sure, just under 2 weeks in above equation. I feed a 20 percent all flock type feed (turkey finisher).
 
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