How much feed will I go through?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by myfivehens, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. myfivehens

    myfivehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are about to get our first small flock of hens. My Dad is helping me build a tractor right now that has a 10 x 4 run and we are going to start with 5 hens. I'm wondering how much feed they will go through if we plan to move them every 1-2 days?
     
  2. WildBilly

    WildBilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hard to say......i guess you should just experiment to find out. the less wasted the more food you will have. i am just a boy and live with my parents so i don't worry about cost so much.[​IMG]

    i also have 5 hens and a rooster. a big bag of dumor starter/grower/finisher/layer (whatever feed you need for th chickens age). lasts atleast 5 weeks is my guess.
     
  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    My 12 chickens go through 40lbs of feed in 4-8 weeks, depending on the season/how much they get out, In the summer, it lasts me nearly two months. this winter, they are going through it in 4-5 weeks. Mind you I have twelve, and you'll have 5, so you'll use even less!
    Have fun with you chickens! :) and [​IMG] from CG3
     

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