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

    Mar 7, 2013
    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

    Feb 4, 2013
    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

    Dec 16, 2011
    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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