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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Freeranger, Feb 12, 2009.
how much do 10-25 standard cochins eat a month??
I've never had standard Cochins (and my bantam Cochin don't count ).
I've had large standards and think that how much feed they eat has a lot to do with temperature. They sure can eat in cold weather .
My hens are out in freezing temperatures all day lately and at night, in an insulated coop, it isn't much above freezing. Each hen is probably eating just short of one-half pound of food every day.
Back around the first of December when it wasn't quite as cold and I was just starting to weigh their feed, they weren't eating this much. And, on those subzero days and nights - they were eating more!!
So, one-third pound of feed a day is probably about standard for, uh, standards during warmer months. Without foraging and treats, your Cochins will probably eat a little more. I'd say about 12 pounds of feed each over a month.