How much do they eat?

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

  1. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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