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over feeding?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dastardlydeed, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. dastardlydeed

    dastardlydeed In the Brooder

    Oct 23, 2008
    Hatboro, Pa
    can chickens be overfed? will they overeat or stop when their crop is full?

  2. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    chickens will not overeat I fill their feeder to last for 3 or 4 days
  3. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    Good question! Now I'm curious if they will overeat.

    Mine have access to food and fresh water 24/7, but I did noticed that when I accidentally set out a more than generous amount of oatmeal one morning, they ate what they wanted and walked away from the rest.
  4. spook

    spook Songster

    well, mine have actually looked like they would burst on leftovers, but they will stop eating.

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