how much water/feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blueheaven, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how much water and feed will a chicken consume when they reach egg laying age, but will have free range most days and fed 'scraps'?

    thanks...
     
  2. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not exactly sure how much they eat, but I keep food and water avalible to my chickens all the time. If they are free ranging then they won't eat quite was much. Chickens do drink alot. i have 9 hens and they drink 1 gallon a day.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine free range all day. They eat very little of the layer mash I leave out. I give small amounts of treats. Mostly they find their own food. Don't know quantities, sorry. Some people do keep records, though!
     
  4. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, that is what i was lookig for. 9 hens/1 gal per day!

    and for the treats and not eating as much food.

    i bought a 3 gal waterer and 13 lb food..and just wondering if i could down-size to get more coop space - or if i was going to need that!

    thanks again...
     

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