How much to feed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wicked_elect, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. wicked_elect

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    Any recommendations on how much laying mash/scratch feed to feed each chicken?
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    my 5 girls (3 Black sexies and 2 RIR's ) get about a half cup of scratch a day. They have free access to all the pellets they want, plus they have a huge run with rotting staw to pick around for bugs in.
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    scratch is a treat.an not fed like layer pellets.layer pellets are fed free choice.meaning they have access to them 24/7.each hen eats about 4ozs of feed a day.
     
  4. wicked_elect

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    Is that 1/2 cup per bird?
     
  5. ozark hen

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  6. wicked_elect

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    What about the Roo? He really doesn't need pellets or does he?
     
  7. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    its 1/2 cup for the 5 hens.
     
  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Nope that is 1/2 a cup for all 5
     
  9. ozark hen

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    wow, each one of my hens will eat more than 1/2 cup per day. I guess I am raising pigs [​IMG]
     
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Mine would eat more than a 1/2 cup of scratch each too if I let them. But scratch is only a treat. That's why give the small amount. They need to have the pellets for good health.
     

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