how much treats per berd ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickchicks, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello

    I am wondering about treats I have loads to give them but want to make sure that they dont eat too much !

    I have two adult BO and three 6/7 week olds they are BO, wyandotte and barnevelder

    the treats I have available are:

    mealworms
    corn
    fruit Ie apples , grapes
    nuts


    I am just not sure on HOW MUCH to give as at the moment they get about 2 handfulls of mealworms the odd apple or grapes and a handfull of corn(before bed)

    not at once though throughout the day and a bit before bed time.

    any info would be lovely

    oh.. they do get fed the "normal" food everyday and they have to eat this first before they get there daily treat !
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    One rule of thumb is, not over 10% of their daily iontake.
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    That sounds like a good amount. Just as you say, you want to make sure they maintain an appetite for their nutritionally balanced layer feed.
     
  4. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks

    i was just getting unsure of ,my self as my mind wanders on food !
     

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