How much feed a day?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by firstbatch, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. firstbatch

    firstbatch Out Of The Brooder

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    So, hoping this is an easy one for those who raise chickens regularly...on my first batch. I have 26 cornish x's they are 5 weeks old and growing great! I just switched to doing the feed 12 on and 12 off, but curious how much they should be going thru a day. Is there a formula? I was thinking I could just put a certain number of pounds in the feeder each day and then just let them eat til its gone - but dont want to mess up there growth by under feeding, and yet they wont stop eating ever, so dont want them going thru or spilling a bunch of feed they dont need anyway. Sorry - rambling. Any formula for the expected daily food intake for 26, 5-week old meaties?
     
  2. red roo

    red roo Out Of The Brooder

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    i was told to feed all they will eat for the 12 hrs
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Per a table I have, they should each be consuming about 7 ounces of feed/day at that age. So if you give them 12 pounds per day, that should give them what they need.

    Here is where the information came from:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=369738

    I have found this very helpful. Hope you do as well.
     
  4. firstbatch

    firstbatch Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks so much. That is what I wanted to know. Love this forum!
     

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