how much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by silkielover1731, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. if my chickens get only cracked corn than how much should i give them for 5 chickens? (1 silkie roo,2 silkie hens,1 Cochin hen, 1 RIR hen)
     
  2. also might soon be adding a little layer to their diet
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    More than they would of a balanced diet. A large chicken (ieRIR) eats 1/4 to 1/3 pounds of food a day, bantams less. I'd definitely get them a more balanced diet.
     
  4. about how much cups is that? (not good at converting that stuff lol)
     
  5. im going to say about 1/2c per bird?
     
  6. Den in Penn

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    Sounds a little light. I don't really know. I know that bucket is about 20 lbs. or that scoop is around 2. If you want to know best thing to do is find a scale. But maybe someone else on here knows.
     

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