How much do bantams eat compared to larger chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PurpleGizmo, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. PurpleGizmo

    PurpleGizmo Out Of The Brooder

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    How much does a bantam eat compared to the regular-sized version of the same breed?

    For example, how much does a bantam orpington eat compared to a regular-sized orpington?

    75%? 50%? Less?
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Mine eat about 50% less than thier counterparts. [​IMG]
     
  3. suzieq

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    I agree with Brian. My 20 eat much less than my 50+ laying hens.
    50% is a good figure.

    good luck

    Susan
     
  4. PurpleGizmo

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    Thank you! [​IMG]
     

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