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

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  1. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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


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  2. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  3. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would agree with cindy
     
  4. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, if you free range, you will probably have the chickens eat half as much feed (depending on time of year).
     
  5. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    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.
     
  6. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     

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