How much feed per hen to eight weeks old?

cmom

Hilltop Farm
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I don't really know because I keep my feeders pretty full all the time and let my birds eat whenever they want and they free range, but maybe someone on this forum might. I think I saw some posts depending on if they free range or not, but I'm not sure if it was BYC or other forums I check out. I am interested too and hope maybe some one will know and post.
 

digitS'

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I assume that you are asking about a chick eating feed, 0 to 8 weeks.

University of Missouri Extension's info on the requirements of leghorn-type chickens (see Table 3), shows feed consumption per week at 0, 2, 4, and 6 weeks. If you add them up and double these weekly figures, you'll get about 2.5 pounds of feed per chick.

In Table 1 you'll see that broiler chicks will have finished 3,560 grams of feed by the end of week 7. That's nearly 8 pounds of feed.

Steve
 

Macy

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I followed the link you gave above and those tables are extremely helpful to me as well. I have been concerned that I might not be feeding my hens enough. This gives me a much better idea of how much I need to give them.

Thanks!
 

digitS'

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You are welcome, Macy . . . and you're American!
!!

I'm confused every time I even see a metric measurement
. I think Google will do the conversion but here's unitconversion.org for us folks who find units of 10 just too, too much, or, too few, er, not 12 or 16 or something
.

Steve
 

Macy

In the Brooder
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Aug 27, 2008
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I am an America and that metric system boggles me, too. unitconversion.org is a great site as well and I am truly grateful that you told me about it.

It's going to help me alot.


Thanks again!

Macy
 

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