*Left for the day...food??*

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tripp16, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Hi everyone....well today I went to the State Fair and saw some GORGEOUS chickens! Wish I couldve bought some but decided I would hold off until chicks are grown... [​IMG]

    Anyways! Our family left this morning when it was dark and I didnt have time to feed the big hens.....they probably had a little food from yesterday but not much. Do you think their okay?

    I feel reallllyyyy bad! [​IMG]
     
  2. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think they'll starve. But I'm curious-why do you only feed them a day's worth at a time? We fill a 30# feeder and when it's almost empty, we fill it again. They eat whenever they want.
     
  3. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    They'll be fine. Lots of folks ration or daily feed. Lots of reasons to do so. But the OP was asking a different question. Yes, they'll be mad, but fine. In the future, if you know you're gonna be gone, perhaps putting out a second portion, using a spare feeder or just a garbage can lid will even suffice. Extra or filled waterers too![​IMG]
     
  5. TN_BIRD

    TN_BIRD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody died from missing a meal.

    My kids have learned this lesson the hard way (kinda stinks to wake up to last nights plate of uneaten peas, but it won't kill em [​IMG]).

    Get a bigger feeder. If it's sheltered from the weather, the feed will be fine for days.
     

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