How WOULD they eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BarredBuff, May 28, 2012.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

    Dec 6, 2009
    Right now I have 24 DP Chickens and 2 Ducks free ranging full time. This rooster is not NEARLY as active free ranger as my last which is why he is going to be culled when my Del replacement gets bigger. If you had this amount cooped up and they ate only feed from the free choice feeder. How much would they eat a day??
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    LF eat 1/4 to 1/3 lbs. a day. So your DP should eat closer to the 1/3lbs a day. 0.33lbs. x 24 = 8 lbs. Add the two ducks and its 8-9 lbs a day. As the disclaimer goes, your mileage may vary.

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