how much feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sueg6255, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me how much a laying hen should be fed a day. Is there a certain amount listed anywhere?

    Like with dogs you are to feed X amount of cups a day of dog food for their weight.

    Is there anywhere that it states this?
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I have my feeder full at all times. No way would I ration out feed to a chicken [​IMG]
     
  3. barred rock

    barred rock Out Of The Brooder

    i feed my RIR hen 2 ounces in of scratch and 1 of layer and she lays fine
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Feed and water kept in the henhouse 24/7 here...
     
  5. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

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    I do the 24/7 thing, too.
     
  6. Greyscale Rainbow

    Greyscale Rainbow Out Of The Brooder

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    The vast majority of people do ad-lib feeding, except when wild birds etc. consume more feed than the poultry do! I feed ad-lib, and I have never had an overweight bird to date. However, I have heard that the ballpark figure is 120g/hen/day.
     

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