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so my 15 hens are eating 12 lbs. every four days...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Medicine Man, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2010
    Apple Hill
    that's 0.2 lb. per hen per day. How does this compare to all y'alls' hens?
  2. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2011
    Durant, Oklahoma
    Sounds right to me, I have 14 chickens and 2 ducks and they go through that much if not more.
  3. Spoof

    Spoof Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2011
    Carencro, LA
    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.
  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    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.
  5. Feral tabby

    Feral tabby Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 10, 2011
    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!
  6. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    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

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