How much feed for one chicken?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by imthegrt1, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. imthegrt1

    imthegrt1 Out Of The Brooder

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    So put one of my golden comets in a cage by her self.
    Got her in the garage
    Got her a feed cup
    So I'm thinking 8 onces
    Which is half a cup.
    Trying to see who's laying and who's not
     
  2. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Putting her by herself may make her stop laying from the stress of the change....
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Are you just going to keep her up until she lays an egg, or are you trying to see how many eggs she lays in a week or something? Most commercial feeds recommend free-feeding the birds. Most estimate about 4oz of food per day per hen. But that will vary by breed/size of the bird, weather etc. One thing is that moving etc birds will stress them and might make them stop laying, (and you don't want to shorten daylight hours or change them much). If you just want to see if she is laying at all, if you have the time on a weekend or some afternoons I like wait until I see the bird on the nest and then either block off the nest until she lays or put her in a dog crate etc in the coop until she lays then just let her go again, seems to upset them less.
     

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