How much do they eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by swimmer, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. swimmer

    swimmer Songster

    Aug 17, 2010
    I've got 4, ten week old pullets. On average, how much feed will they eat in a day? They free range a few hours in the afternoon, and I give them some treats too. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Much as I'd like to help you out, I can't much.

    I can say that I never let any of my chickens feeders go empty. They get food 24/7, on top of free ranging. I'd suggest buying a 20-25 lb. bag and tracking it. Once they start laying, gradually switch them to layer, usually 18-24 weeks of age. By then they will be eating more and you can get the 50 lb. bags. The key is to keep feed clean, dry and bug free. I use 30 gallon, galvanized trash cans.

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    Don't overdo the treats!
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010

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