Q on chicken feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BeccaB00, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the morning when I go outside the chickens STILL have feed on the ground. alot of feed. Is there a sertain amount of feed that I can give each day? I know they snack all day, but does anyone know exactly how much one chicken needs to eat per day?

    thankss lots
    -Becca
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    You're giving them their feed thrown on the ground?
     
  3. LittleMamaBigPapa

    LittleMamaBigPapa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure exactly what you are asking? Is your concern that they are throwing feed on the ground or do you throw it on the ground, and you are wondering why there not eating all of it?
     
  4. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I throw it on the ground. We just waste alot of it because they don't eat it and my Q was...is there an exact ammount that a chicken should eat each day?
     
  5. LittleMamaBigPapa

    LittleMamaBigPapa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do not throw it on the ground and you wont waste it...you need a feeder, up off the ground so they cant scratch it out AND so it stays clean and dry.
     
  6. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks I will work on that. We have them in seperate pens so I will need a lot of feeders. Is there anything I can use as a feeder that will not cost a ton of money? feeders at our feed stores cost like 40 dollars a peice [​IMG]
     
  7. LittleMamaBigPapa

    LittleMamaBigPapa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen a LOT of homemade feeders on BYC made from plastic food containers, cat litter boxes, 5 gal buckets, LOTS!! Search the index....I'm sure you will find exactly what you need. [​IMG]
     
  8. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I really appreciate it [​IMG]
     
  9. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH! btw! Is there any chance I could use just a automatic dog or cat feeder???
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Make sure you keep your feed dry so it won't mold. I have read that moldy feed can kill chickens. I have cut milk cartons (plastic) in half and secured them so they don't tip over as feed containers.

    Anything to get it off the ground and so they can't step in it to kick it around, which wastes it.
     

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