How much food????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by newchickens2009, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any idea how much food an individual chicken will eat from day of birth up to week 20?
    I'm trying to figure out cost for raising 20 week old chicks and need to know the amount of food eaten so I can figure out the cost per cost of food has food prices very depending on location.
    Thank you in advance!
    God bless!
     
  2. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Heavy/dual purpose breeds eat about 1/3 lb/day and light breeds like Leghorns eat 1/4 lb/day. I'm sure this varies widely with individual birds & the season, but that is what most go by. Hope this helps.
     
  3. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that when they are growing at one point there (around 8-12 weeks) is seams like they just can't get enough food. They eat like pigs. [​IMG] But yes it does help. Thank you so much!!
     

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