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How much fodder to feed per chicken?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MamaChicken4, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. MamaChicken4

    MamaChicken4 In the Brooder

    Jan 3, 2014
    Upstate New York
    I'm going to be getting 15 chickens in a month and I'm going to be setting up a fodder system. I was curious how much fodder/how many pounds a day you feed your flocks with how many birds?

  2. Smithyard Farm

    Smithyard Farm Songster

    Apr 15, 2012
    Pembroke NH
    I usually have 12-15 in my flock and feed them about a 12x14 tray every day or so... I only do it in the winter when they are unable to find fresh grass and such on their own. the flock I have now seems to like the sprouts better, so I don't grow it very high anymore.. feed it at about 5-6 days rather than 7 or eight.. I free feed too, and am unsure the "poundage of food they eat as they free range and also get scraps from the kitchen.

    Good luck with your new chickens![​IMG]
  3. ceelo

    ceelo In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2012
    Nevada County
    How is it going with fodder for the birds? Any updates?

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