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

    691
    5
    128
    Nov 13, 2010
    Alabama
    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

    4,149
    224
    258
    Jun 21, 2011
    Oklahoma
    4 ounces a day is the accepted average. I'm reading up on portion feeding right now.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by