How much to feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NorTracNY, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. NorTracNY

    NorTracNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, clearly a newbie question...

    How much food do I feed the chickens? Do I feed all they can eat? About how much will that be? When old enough I'll have them in a chicken tractor with it always on fresh grass. I'm expecting my 6 chicks in less than 2 weeks. I'm sure the answer is somewhere on the site, but I haven't found it yet.

    Thanks!
    Mark
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Let them have food 24/7. They will only eat as much as they need to grow and stay warm. Enjoy your birds and welcome to the board!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I keep feed in front of them 24/7, chicks and adults. They eat just what they need.
     
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Let them feed free choice. No need to restrict feed unless you raise meat crosses. Adults typically will go through 1/4 pound of feed a day. Less if the have prime outdoor forage and more in the winter.
     

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