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how much feed does your flock go thru in a week

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blueseal, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 24 standard egg layers and there eating 35 pounds aweek of layer mash alot less in summer.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I have 45 birds and they go through about 50lbs or more
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have 30 adult hens a 2 roosters they use up 100 lbs a week! Feeders are full 24/7.
     
  4. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must be doing something wrong. Mine go thru a 50 lb bag in about 3 1/2 to 4 weeks. They also get dinnner left overs or stuff from the garden. Should they be eating that much feed?
     
  5. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, I have a roo and 25 layers
     
  6. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bunch of chickens (to many to count),in 7 days they go through 100 pounds which is pretty good considering atleast 40 chickens have gone "wild" and prefer to stay in the woods instead of eating the grain I throw out.

    I call them the "hippy" flock lol
     
  7. lorrir

    lorrir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 20 turkeys= 50 lbs floack raiser A DAY!
    8 hens, 1 rooster = 50lbs of laying pellets every 2 weeks lots of treats, some freeranging
    8 polish hens and 3 peafowl = 50 lbs medicated crumble every two weeks

    I offer scratch grains in a shallow pan in all of the coops, but only the peas and polish seem to enjoy them.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    42 chickens total. 100 lb each week of layer pellets, then maybe 1/4 bag of scratch or less a week.
     
  9. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 25 4 week old chicks and so far they have gone thru 50 pounds of medicated chick starter.
     
  10. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    My fifty chickens go through 30 pounds a week.
     

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