HOW MUCH FEED

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TREETOPPER, May 7, 2009.

  1. TREETOPPER

    TREETOPPER New Egg

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    I have 24 Cornish x Rocks in a 4'x6'x3' have a 12lb feeder only been filling it halfway morning and at night.Didnt know about 12hrs of feed 12 without until today.So how much feed is about right for 24 ,they will be 5 wks old this SAT.
     
  2. DODALDO

    DODALDO Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the 12 hrs with feed and 12 hrs with out feed,
    I have feed in front of mine 20 chicks 24-7 they are 3 month??
     
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
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    I keep feed in 24/7 for the chicks. If you've got meat birds then I've heard of 12hrs feeding and 12hrs not, but not just your regular layers. Maybe I'm wrong but that's what I do 24/7 feed and water.
     
  4. TREETOPPER

    TREETOPPER New Egg

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    I keep feed 24/7 for my Reds,I was woundering for my Meat BIRDS I seen the 12 on 12 off in the meat bird section.Sorry maybe I should posted over there.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    You're right to feed your Cornish/Rocks 12 on & 12 off. As far as I know there should be feed always available for the 12 hours you're feeding so just fill your feeder & remove it at the end of your feeding period.
    The reason for doing this is to allow the birds to develop a little more slowly so their skeleton can keep up with their weight gain. If allowed to eat continuously the will develop leg problems & sometimes be unable to walk.
     

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