How much do chickens eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by supdude, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. supdude

    supdude In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2008
    New Orleans, LA
    is there a ratio to how much a chicken weighs and its food intake? like a 5 pound chicken eats 2 pounds of food a day ?
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    The average chicken eats 4 ounces of food per day, as in 1/4 pound.

    Well, thats the textbook answer...

    The reality is that much depends on available forage, the breed and other feeding factors.

    But that gives you a good place to start. I'd go with that and then highball it by adding 15%, until you have a little bit of data to work with in your own flock.

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