Is there a certain amount of food you should feed your chickens every?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenwhisperer1804, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. chickenwhisperer1804

    chickenwhisperer1804 New Egg

    Jun 16, 2011
    I always just fill the feeder up half way with Purina Layena Crumbles and empty the rest of it out at night. Should my chickens have access to food all day? Is it bad for them? [​IMG] I'm not very new at chicken farming, but I still don't know some info. Is there a good informational page I can go to so I can learn more?
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Well for the most part I leave my large feeders full 24/7 and it won't harm them, to answer your question an average LF chicken can do very well on 6oz of feed per day per bird, even if they free range it's a good starting point and you can adjust as needed. They pretty much eat enough during the day to satisfy their needs. Pulling feeders at night seems like a waste as the birds will be roosting not eating.
  3. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Quote:Agree...I leave mine out 24/7...they only eat what they need [​IMG]

    Best Wishes,
  4. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    Ours are top off every day and available day and night.

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