How much food do 4 fresh battery hens need?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chook rescuer, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. chook rescuer

    chook rescuer Out Of The Brooder

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    If you could answer this question I would warmly appreciate it,
    Thanks!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A pound a day will feed all four birds. You can add to that if need be.
     
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  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would free feed until dark and then remove what is left for the night.

    They will eat as much as they need. Many people do not remove food at night, but I do as we have mice.
    God Help the little mice who try to eat the feed during the day when the chickens can see them. They will become an added protein source [​IMG]
     
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  4. chook rescuer

    chook rescuer Out Of The Brooder

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    lol
     
  5. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I'd free feed also with a higher protein feed until they are healthy again.
     
  6. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    There is a guy here named Johnn... He rescues battery hens. He may have some advice for you.
     
  7. PineTopFarm

    PineTopFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm curious where you live. I've considered rescuing battery hens but don't know of a source for them.
     
  8. chook rescuer

    chook rescuer Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in the Manawatu in New Zealand.
     

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