How much to feed chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Clarebaxter, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Clarebaxter

    Clarebaxter Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens seem to be getting fat. I have ten hens that run around the yard all day. I also feed them a combination of cracked corn, split peas and wheat. How many ounces a day per bird should I give them?

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    Clare
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    For clarity's sake - are you feeding them only that blend and what they get by foraging, or is that in addition to a poultry feed based diet? What breed(s) are the birds and how old are they? When you say they seem to be getting fat, have you picked them up and given a hands on body condition assessment or is this just based on a general appareance?
     
  3. Clarebaxter

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    Just that blend and foraging. Also flax seeds and food scrapes and veggies that I get from the stand that are too old to sell. I don't pick them up that much they just look bigger.
     
  4. Clarebaxter

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    They are a variety of breeds and are from 1-3 years old. Some bigger breeds Orphs and some smaller breeds Fayoumis.
     

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