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how much to feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by VioletandBodie, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 6- 3 1/2 month old chickens they get to forege all day and are given lots of human scraps but we would like to know how much food should they get a day?
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    I would just experiment. Are you feeding them on the ground? If so, just toss down a couple handfuls of feed. If by the next day (or by the time you lock them in their coop at night) there is none left than you know you're not giving them too much. If there's some left over the next day toss out one less handful. [​IMG]
     
  3. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good to know...my lil flock make a feed mess on the ground and do not eat off the run floor.....hmmm I may not refill their feeder until they eat the stuff on the ground! lol
     
  4. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    My birds have food available in a hanging feeder all day (layer pellets) and they eat what they want. They free range afternoons plus they get a daily treat and greens.
     
  5. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    Quote:x2
     
  6. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they get it via dish but it dose end up on the floor by the end and thanks
     

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