In the Brooder
- Sep 16, 2012
So I have 23 Rhode Island Red 8 week old pullet chicks and 1 Ameracauna roo. I was recently in the City Farmer's Nursery where the owner (who is a city farmer) told me that I should be feeding my chickens by putting their food in the grass so they stay good foragers since they free range all day in my backyard. So I've been doing that but they ALWAYS seem hungry. I've actually been feeding them way more, I go through a 50lb bag in a week. Am I doing something wrong? They sit by my back door waiting for me or my kids to come outside to feed them all day, even if they just ate. Are they really hungry? We have a big yard, why aren't they eating more from it? Do I have too many chickens for my yard (about 6000 sq feet or .14 acre). Please help, I'm really not sure what to do. This is a video of my chicks.