New member and new mom to 5 hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickenistamama, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Chickenistamama

    Chickenistamama New Egg

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    I'm not sure how much mash I should be feeding my flock of five? I have been giving them scraps and they free range in our yard. I'm just not sure how much mash to feed them in the morning and at night. HELP? [​IMG]
    Thank you for any help I can get.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I like to feed as much as they will finish in the course of a day.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! I agree with the wise sourland. Free choice layer on the ration is the way to go...your hens won't overeat. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Chickenistamama [​IMG] Welcome!

    I do not have an automatic feeder for my small flock of 5 bantams and I simply put out enough of their grain layer mix each morning to last them the day plus whatever scraps they are getting for breakfast. It can take a little while to work out exactly how much to give them but when I started, I put out too much initially and then dropped it back until there was only a small amount left at the end of the day. When I got to that point, that amount is what I gave them every morning. It fluctuates slightly depending on the time of year, losses and additions etc.

    I hope you enjoy BYC; not only is it overflowing with lots of useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures about chickens, turkeys, duck, quail, Peas and pretty much any other feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi there and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us!
     
  10. Chickenistamama

    Chickenistamama New Egg

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    Thank you very much!
     

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