How much feed do they eat?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Leah and peeps, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Songster

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    Hi everyone,

    I am getting my first chicks (EE) tom and some girls (sex-links) that will start to lay in august in a couple weeks. Ill probably end up with 12 chickens in total.
    So my question is how many pounds of feed will i go through per chicken ( or in total ) in a day or week or month when they are all laying? Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  2. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Songster

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    It all depends on if you supliment with treats... I think a 50 lb bag would do for 1 month. [​IMG]
     
  3. briteday

    briteday Songster

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    In general terms...1/4 pound of feed per bird per day. That will fluctuate with the season, how much they can forage outside of a coop, age of birds, and lots of other things. But 50 pounds per month is a very good estimate.
     
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

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    I'd say your breeds will eat closer to 1/3 of a lb. a day on average or 100 lbs.+ a month. It does depend on what brand of feed you feed. I normally keep 12 chickens and go through 75-100+ lbs./month.
     
  5. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Songster

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    Well it turns out i am have 15 chickens! [​IMG] [​IMG] (2 EO, 5 SL, 6 EE, 1 Welsummer, 1 mystery) . So im guessing ill be going through 1-2 bags of feed per month? I think the bags are 50lbs. each. (but im not positive) IM just trying to work out the montly costs [​IMG] . you know how it goes! lol! [​IMG]
     

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