How much scratch do you feed your chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nuttyredhead, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Songster

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I have 11 Bantams (1 is a roo and 2 are broody) I just feel like i am feeding them a huge amount of scratch. I know i am supposed to give them more during the winter but how much is ok? I dont want to give them too much! How much does everyone else give them?

  2. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Songster

    Jun 9, 2010
    Richmond, MA
    I throw out about 4 handfuls at night just before they go to roost. (16 chooks)
    If it's cold in the AM and they are going out into the enclosed run, AND I feel I have not provided enough AM treats I'll throw out some with their BOSS.
  3. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    I have 5 EEs and I give them 3 handsful of scratch, 1 of sunflower hearts and 3 of mealworms in the morning and a couple of scratch, 1 sunflower and 1 mealworm at night. I figure the protein and fat in the mealworms and sunflower balance out the scratch carbs, or at least I hope so. I don't know tho, they're probably spoiled.

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