question about feed requirements

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mtnhomechick, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Would anyone happen to know how much feed a laying hen requires daily? I think I may be over feeding my flock. Thanks in advance.

    Mary
     
  2. Quote:What breed?

    What type of housing?

    What type of environmental controls?

    What type of feeding and watering systems?

    In general Heavy Breeds will consume about 1/3 lb per day while leghorn types will consume around 1/4 lab per day.

    Jim
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I have mostly red stars.......a few black sex links......some production reds and Black Australorps. They free range for a few hours in the evening but then they get locked up in two coops with attached enclosed run at night. I have about 65 right now. I am donating half of my proceeds to a young Iraq vet with a wife, one child and one on the way. He fell 35 ft. and broke his back and will be in a wheel chair for the rest of his life. I am hoping I have enough to cover feed costs. I get about 55 eggs per day and charge $2 per dozen.
     

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