how much to feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by willowtreecreek, May 10, 2008.

  1. willowtreecreek

    willowtreecreek Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to chickens. I just got 4 - 8 week old Buff Orpingtons. They will be let out to range feed all day. My question is how much feed should I give them? I want them to forage so I don't want to over feed with the pellets. Any suggestions?
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    most here will suggest that you have a filled feeder for them at all time. They will eat it if they can't find enough or to suppliment what they find in the field. They won't over eat. Not like meat birds
     
  3. willowtreecreek

    willowtreecreek Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I have put a feeder out for them. They seemed to only be interested in that at first but now they are more interested in foraging.
     
  4. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I find that my hens prefer to free range, eat greens and bugs and will eat pellets a few times during the day as they are hungry.
     

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