how much to feed 100 chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tingle, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. tingle

    tingle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many 20 kilo bags of layers pellets would you expect to use in a week to feed 100 production reds
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Figure roughly six ounces of feed per bird per day.

    I can't recall the metric conversion off the top of my head. Should be easy to find though.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    From what I have read;
    Hens in production should consume approximately 22 to 25 pounds of Layer Feed per day for every 100 birds in the laying house.

    25 pounds = 11.36 Kgs

    That's 79.52 Kgs per week per 100 birds

    So I would say 4 bags that are 20 Kgs per week per 100 hens.

    Chris
     
  4. tingle

    tingle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks,roughly what I thought although I probably guessed at a little bit more,The reason I ask is a friend has just taken 100 ex batteries and has them freeranging he seems to think they will get all their requirements off the land and uses about 1 (one) 20 kilo bag for the week,I have told him its not enough I use 1 bag of growers and a bag of layers and I only have 11 ex batteries and about 15 mixed seramas and small bantams
     
  5. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It might be enough for his birds, depending on what they are able to eat while free-ranging. I have a group of young birds roaming around right now that don't eat any feed ever. They got loose from the brooder at a couple of weeks old and I have not been able to catch them, they're 6 months old now. It depends on the particular birds and what is available to them, if his birds are in good condition, then they are ok, if they start to get thin, they should get more feed.
     
  6. tingle

    tingle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its dificult to comment on the condition as they looked pretty rough when he got them and still do after a couple weeks but the food trough is always empty and they are always trying to get at my birds feed
     
  7. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like they may need a bit more to eat then. Or they are like some roosters I have that are extremely lazy and would rather lay around a trough waiting for food to served than to go hunting lol.
     
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