How often to feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by honeygo4, May 3, 2009.

  1. honeygo4

    honeygo4 Hatching

    Feb 22, 2009
    New to chickens and this is my second post at this site. I think this is a wonderful site to learn about chickens. I have learned a lot, and there is still a lot more I need to learn.

    I have 9-8 week old RIR that I feed grower food every day. I am looking forward to picking up baby buff opringtons this coming Friday.

    My daughter brought me 8 adult bantam chickens yesterday and a box of layer feed. Not sure what breed they are, she called the game brown and reds. The person that gave her the chickens said to only feed them every other day. He said if you feed them every day they would not lay. Can this be right?

  2. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    I have never heard that. But I always have feed available at all times. Will
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    That's silly IMO. A chicken that's not getting the proper nutrition may not lay regularly or at all.
    I have feed available 24/7, even though my chickens free range.
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  4. Free choice feed at all times, and refer whoever told you that to a current poultry keeping book please.
  5. honeygo4

    honeygo4 Hatching

    Feb 22, 2009
    I really appreciate your replies.

    That is what I was thinking, don't want anything to go hungry.

    My daughter also said she thought the guy might fight chickens. I put them all together in a small coop, and they don't appear to want to fight. Here is a picture of them:

    Hope I did that right.

    Anyway, they have food any time they want it now.

  6. honeygo4

    honeygo4 Hatching

    Feb 22, 2009
    ok, trying again to put picture in post.

    wow, maybe it worked, lol.

    Not even sure what kind of chickens these are, they are small.

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