how much feed do they eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ericstac, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. ericstac

    ericstac Out Of The Brooder

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    how much feed would you typically go through a month for a dozen layer hens?
     
  2. Momnpop2010

    Momnpop2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    How often do you feed them?
     
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A leghorn-type hen will eat about 1/4 pound of feed each day:

    .25 x 30 x 12 = 90 pounds

    Dual-purpose birds eat about 1/3 pound of feed daily, or more.

    Of course, the weather makes a difference in the amount of food they require when the birds are outdoors or in unheated housing.

    Steve
     

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