How Much? Feed and water per day per chicken.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bs Peeps, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Bs Peeps

    Bs Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying to get an idea of how much feed and how much water PER DAY do chickens eat?

    I plan on having not more than 6 hens with my first flock. Thanks.
     
  2. woody1

    woody1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like the old man's underwear, Depends, but on average you should figure about a quarter of a pound of layer ration and around a pint of water. Breed will make a difference as will weather and lots of other things. This is only a ball park figure. Regards, Woody
     
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  3. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Cluck-ulator app will give you that answer. Andriod and Apple Stores available. [​IMG]

    I leave a pan outside with water so that can chose how much they want and the same with the food.
     
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  4. Bs Peeps

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    Funny. I'm not a smartphone user, so,,,,,,,,,,,,and there is no app for that (me). :)
     
  5. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4-6oz per bird per day for food. Less for Bantams, way more for meaties. Figure about 2lbs a day for 6 normal birds.


    A pint per bird seems really high for water to me - maybe they go through a pint a day in bucket/bowl feeders, but they definitely don't go through that much on poultry nipples.
     
  6. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How hungry and thirsty are they? Is it a hot or cold day? Do they free range and for how long? Do they spill or waste some?

    My flock is about your size. I use the gallon waterer and feeder. A gallon of water will last the whole day in peak of summer, but I always have multiple water statons with more than a gallon of water just in case one is tipped over.

    I think a full gallon of feed should be enough for one day. Again, I always have at least 2 feed stations.

    Not an exact science, but always good to make sure that it is not excessive, like critters stealing.
     
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  7. Bs Peeps

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    Thanks for that info. I do plan on using nipples, to at least keep the place tidy; if not to prevent waste. Good tips. thanks.
     
  8. Bs Peeps

    Bs Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Appreciate your tips as well. Thank you.
     

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