How much feeding do I need?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RIR2012, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. RIR2012

    RIR2012 New Egg

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    I just turned my existing dog pen into my new chicken pen, plus a coop for them. I have 2 RIR's, 3 Barred Rocks, and 2 White Leghorns, all of them hatched in August this year. My pen is 25' x 25', it has quite a bit of grass and clover in it right now. How much feed do I need to be providing for them? So much per bird, or just a feeder full 24/7? Any thoughts appreciated.
     
  2. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, I like the dog kennel idea...I did the same thing.

    Second, I free feed. I just keep their feeding trough full all of the time. They know how much to eat.

    I have 21 birds of differing ages and breeds.
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  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ensure that they always have food. Mine forage for several hours a day, but the feeder is always full. The eggs are always there. Deal.

    Chris
     
  4. maggiemo

    maggiemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dreamcatcherarabians Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holey, Moley!! Are you the same DreamcatcherArabians that's also on the Horse Forum? I'm "Corporal," there.
     

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