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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mulelover1999, Oct 30, 2012.
How much food should I bee feeding my 8 chickens?
I feed mine 1 small handful each a day so they don't get fat.
Most people have food out all the time. Chickens don't usually eat all at once... They graze. So when they are hungry they will get food. If It were me I would like to eat whenever I was hungry... Then you know that they are getting enough. Chickens getting fat is a rare thing if they have room to walk around. There metabolism is very good. Hope this helps
Good luck to you and your chickies
They gobble up everything I give them in a matter of minutes and act like they are starving when I get out their food
Are they starving?
nah.... mine usualy do tht too if i throw scraps out to them and run up to me when i have anything in my hand.
A production hen will eat between 1/4 to 1/3 pounds of feed a day. So with your 8 they should be eating at least 1 pound a day. When you ration feed, of course they will act hungry when you feed them they want to make sure they get their share before its gone.
will eat, or should be eating? At 1/4lb per day, eight hens would go thru two pounds. Mine always eat faster when the bag starts getting MT.....:/
Slipped a gear there. Two pounds for eight birds is about the amount they will eat of feed. If you allow for other foods the amount of bought feed will be less. I think that amount is figured to be the right amount of nutrition and calories for them to be healthy and productive.