1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

OBSERVING CHANGES IN FEED INTAKE CAUSED BY ARTIC BLAST?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by centrarchid, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    17,455
    2,083
    456
    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Anyone able to monitor feed consumption close enough to see changes in quantity consumed when temperature takes a nose dive and winds are high like some in the Midwest are currently realizing?

    Mine have increased markedly, especially juveniles and birds in heavy molt.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am in SW Washington State (not in a cold snap now) but here is what I have observed: yes I do see a feed increase when we get our small dose of super cold weather (usually for about 2 weeks down to 20 degrees) here. They pick all the grains [​IMG] out of the feed mix during this time and I consider that a request for more grains in the mix - so I increase the grain proportion in response.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by