well maybe i can get an answer here !

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ryansmommy83, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. ryansmommy83

    ryansmommy83 In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2009
    southern california
    So I dont want to over feed my little loves but I dont want to over feed either I have 6 hens and 1 roo how much do you think i should be offering them ? They arent free range yet only because i just added two new game hens and I dont trust them yet especially since i have alot of lose dogs and coyotes, and hawks. I feed them out of a dish. i have prissy hens !
  2. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    I have kept chickens for years and years and have always fed them free choice. I fill up the feeder each day and let them have whatever they want. I've never had a chicken "overeat" the way a horse or a cow will.

  3. kycklingar!

    kycklingar! Songster

    Feb 9, 2009
    Linköping, Sweden
    yep - they know when to stop! I only ration their food when they get really messy and throw it all over. Then I make them scratch for a while. [​IMG]

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