How many times a day do i feed the chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lewbylew99, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Lewbylew99

    Lewbylew99 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2012
    Hello Everyone!

    Could you help me please?

    Im struggling on how many times a day you have to feed your chickens could you tell me please?

    Kind Thankyou,

    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012
  2. chaseschicks

    chaseschicks Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2012
    Lebanon, Pennsylvania
    only once is fine.
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Mine have feed 24/7 .
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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I leave the feeders in the coops so they can eat when they want. I also currently have water in there, since I don't let them out at daybreak this time of year.

    When I am letting them out at daybreak, I usually don't bother keeping the water in the coop to prevent mold.

    They fill their crops over and over throughout the day.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012
  5. dani0304

    dani0304 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2012
    Well we feed ares in the morning and then check that there isnt any hay and sawdust in the food, if there is we clean it and put fresh.
  6. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our girls get food 24/7.

    Partly b/c I think it's better for the birds (less gorging, never truly hungry, etc.) and also b/c I'm lazy. I really have trouble seeing why folks would want to have to worry about this. The thought "Oh no, I have to go feed my birds now" is anathema to me!

    Like I said, lazy.
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Because of rodent control, some folks do indeed feed regularly. Feed heavily in the morning, if feeders are empty in the late afternoon, another portion they can finish up before going to roost. Fresh daily water is also part of the daily care routine. Yup, they call these things "chores" for a reason. LOL
  8. justinschkz

    justinschkz Out Of The Brooder

    LOL! Im the same way LAZY! my feeder holds 50 lbs of feed so i only have to fill it up one every two weeks and i also have a 5 gallon water bucket with watering nipples on the botton so i keep clean fresh water for about two weeks also.
  9. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2012
    I recommend 24/7...they will only eat what they need they do not over eat...but if you do not feel comfortable doing that...put out about a cup a day for every chicken
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012

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