To feed or not to feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by max101, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. max101

    max101 Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    Recently i have bought a trio of plymouth rock chickens.
    The previous owner told me not to feed them much as they stop breeding and just veg out
    Is this true??

    I feed my chickens 4 times a day so I have been feeding the plymouth the same
    I am still getting eggs and I see the rooster doing his thing with them still
    He hasnt crushed them yet from over eating.
    I own pekins so these huge birds are a new experience to me
    Thanks for any responses in advance
    They are 16 months old

  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    It is not true. They will usually eat until they are full, and then be on their merry way.

    I free-feed my birds, and they are a crazy as ever.
  3. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Graham, WA
    I wish eating more would cool the jets. I'd be stuffing a silkie cockerel full to the gills just to give the girls a break since he doesn't take no for an answer unless the other boy is there to grab him off. He fills his appetites quite well on all counts.

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