What do I feed my chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CandaceWallace, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. CandaceWallace

    CandaceWallace Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2013
    Looking to get some pullets soon. What should they eat and how much? Cant seem to find basic feeding instructions.
    Thanks for any help!
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    A 50# bag of starter/grower blend unmedicated would be all you need. You can add oyster shells on the side free choice once they start laying for the added calcium or switch them over to layer feed.

    My grower blend only comes in crumbles and layer only in pellets but you may have a choice of crumbles or pellets. I like the pellets as they don't waste as much feed. To get pellets I just buy gamebird finisher and supply oyster on the side so only the laying hens eat the extra calcium they need, The roosters and young birds wont touch it, well, wont eat a lot of it.
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