How much is enough?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by devans87, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. devans87

    devans87 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three bantams and I'm still learning things about chickens from this site everyday. Do most of you have those automatic feeders, so they can eat whenever they like or do you feed on a schedule. Also, if you feed on a schedule, how much should I feed my 3 to keep them healthy? Thanks in advance for the info. Have a great day! [​IMG]
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi, I put out feed in one of those feeders. They eat whatever they want. I have it in the coop
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I fill the feeders every morning. I let them eat whatever they want, when they want. You should never ration your chickens feed. The treats can be rationed of course, but keep those feeders full! [​IMG]
     
  4. devans87

    devans87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does having the food in there at all times affect egg laying? I've been told by a few old timers around here that if you feed too much, the hens will stop laying.
     
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I feed early in the morning and PLENTY PLENTY of water . I do NOT put them feed inside the coop , but I do but water .


    they eat what I give them in the early morning hours and I do give scraps during the day .


    I give leftover cooked rice , bread , even gave them 2 heads of raw cabbage this morning around 10:00 AM . I broke up some of the cabbage and through the remainder of the heads inside . They went nuts picking on the heads . ENTERTAINMENT I GUESS . LOL
    Other than that , I do refill their feeders about 4:30 - 5:00 PM and when its time around 7:30 PM . to lock them inside of the coop , they do not eat again until next morning .

    Putting food in coop only attracts flies and makes them POOP alot more on their fresh pine shavings . They poop enough already when they are roosting in the coop . LOL
     
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  6. montcapu

    montcapu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Putting food in coop only attracts flies and makes them POOP alot more on their fresh pine shavings . They poop enough already when they are roosting in the coop . LOL

    I agree with that- LOL!!!​
     

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