waterers/feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by warmwater, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. warmwater

    warmwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many hens/roos to a waterer and feeder? 8 birds one of each....12 birds, two of each? What is a good ratio so no one gets left out? Thanks
     
  2. BigSkyChickens

    BigSkyChickens Free Bird

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    I would suggest observing your birds while they are eating out of one feeder to see if anyone is being crowded out. I only have 4 birds, but I put out an extra feeder when the shy girl started to get crowded out. Good luck! Enjoy your chickens. [​IMG]
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Sounds reasonable to me. I was also going to add that it really depends on how large your feeders and waterers are...
     
  4. warmwater

    warmwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The waterers are two gallon...I was going to put one in each coop for the winter because I only have 2 heater bases, then in the summer hang two waterers in the big coop 10x10 (14 hens).

    In the smaller 8x8 coop, I am putting my 4 EE roos to live (couldn't get rid of them to be killed), they are all tame, get along and sit on my lap-shoulder-head (if I would let them [​IMG] They are 15 weeks old so I hope this doesn't change.

    I will put 2 hanging feeders in with the girls and watch them...if I need to I will add another one.

    The girls free range and I rotate the roosters so the girls don't forget them.

    Thanks, for your help.
     

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