How much to feed?

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

  1. NorTracNY

    NorTracNY Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Macedon, NY
    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.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    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

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

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    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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