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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Medicine Man, Oct 9, 2011.
that's 0.2 lb. per hen per day. How does this compare to all y'alls' hens?
Sounds right to me, I have 14 chickens and 2 ducks and they go through that much if not more.
My 7 LF cochins go through a pound per day. I have a no-waste feed setup and they free-range for a few hours in the evening.
Quote:On average chickens eat about 4oz a day of feed,so thats a pound every 4 days for each bird again on average. Also you have to figure in free range and amount of treats too. So your number is just about right.
Quote:Hi there. I'm wondering what a no-waste feed set up might look like. We're feeding Organic Pride crumble and we'd like to avoid as much waste as possible! Thanks for any suggestions!
I guess I should really go home and hug my hens.
I feed an organic feed. Unfortunately it is not in a no waste set up but it is elevated to reduce waste. They free range 2 hours a day and get minor treats and one 14 oz cup of scratch for 11 birds.
They go through 15 lbs in about 10 days. so 15 x 16 oz/lb = 240 oz./ 10 days is 24 oz / day aand 24 / 11 is 2.2 oz / day.
I guess they are good free rangers.
They are also not stingy with the eggs most days lately have been 10 for 11 or 11 for 11