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how much feed for a large flock that free-ranges this time of year

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by msshepherdess, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. msshepherdess

    msshepherdess In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2007
    Just curious what the amount of supplemental feed I should be giving my girls (we have about 60 now), when they are free-ranging all day. I think I may be overfeeding them with laying pellets and cracked corn. So I need a formula if anyone has one!

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Where are you? Right now here the pasture is just starting to sprout.
    If it's not really cold there now, I'd quit the cracked corn all together.
    Give the layer free choice.
    I use about 20 lbs per 7 birds a week in winter and half that when the pasture is good.

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