To feed or not to feed

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

  1. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!!

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    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

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    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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