How much would it cost to feed a breeding trio of bantam silkies???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DUCKGIRL89, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always thought that bantam silkie chickens were so adorable. My mom has a few hens and roosters and I would love to buy a breeding trio of them, but how much would they eat? I have 9 ducks right now, and soon to be 11, and they could posibly go through 200 lbs a month! How much would three silkies (bantams) eat a day? Thanks!

    PS:if you say a lb each a day, then theres no way I can get any.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:How about not getting more ducks and take on the trio? Silkies, and all bantams don't, typically, eat alot at all. I have a feeder cup ( 8 ounces) in my breeder pen with 3 birds. I fill the cup once a day...Some days they hardly touch it-some days its completely gone!
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well..... Ducks are kinda my thing, these silkies would just be like pets. The ducks are the way I plan on making money. And these two new ducks im getting are coming today, so I cant very well back out on it. Insted of a "breeding" trio, I was thinking just three hens. Because my mom has more then enough roos. She wouldnt mind me useing one if needed. And the main reason I want these is to incubate my ducks eggs.
     

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