How many pounds of feed does a hen eat a day?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MRNpoultry, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    I am trying to figure this out to see if I can afford to add a another breed to my flock.

  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Well , we have 5 different breeds . RIR's , austrolorps , Barred rocks , an ole english game hen and bantams .

    How old are the ones you have ?

    What we do is MIX grower feed with laying pellets , and occasionally scratch and grits all together, and feed to all . My youngest ones are about 14 - 16 weeks old .
    TOTAL of 48 head .

    My bantams are separate from the main flock so I feed separate .
    OTHERS get the varity of the different mixes . PLUS mid afternoon , I give snacks . Greens , leftover rice , bread ETC. they are very happy , healthy and PLENTY PLENTY of water .
    We must be doing something right , they are growing very well , and the layers are still ALL laying everyday .
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2008
  3. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Have all heavy breeds. They get table scraps to. I want to start breeding rirs, buff brahmas, and games.
  4. purplepoen

    purplepoen Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    I'm guessing about a third of a pint of feed per hen. That varies depending on what you feed them for treats.

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