How much feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tin Man, Nov 21, 2012.

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  2. Fred's Hens

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    100 layers, like the comets, will eat 1/4-1/3 pound per day. Your flock of 100 birds will eat 26-30 pounds each and every day. How you feed them this amount is up to you. You could feed a set ration, morning and afternoon or just in the morning or every other day kind of thing. What is important, I feel, is to have enough feeder space so that at least half of your birds can be theoretically eating at the same time.

    If there is too much crowding around too few feeders, then the end result is often that the lower 10% of the pecking order tends to simply eat less and lay less.
     
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