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How much feed do Buff Orp roosters need?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mulewagon, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2010
    I'm keeping my two Buff Orpington roosters in separate small pens this winter, to give the hens a chance to recover and re-feather. Each boy gets a walk on alternate days in the evening, when the girls free-range.

    My question is, what quantity of feed do they need when penned up? With free choice, they were obviously getting out of shape. I had heard "just a handful", but that leaves them awfully hungry. I keep 16% layer feed and mixed-grain scratch.
  2. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 21, 2011
    4 ounces a day is the accepted average. I'm reading up on portion feeding right now.

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