People also ask
How much feed does a chicken need to lay eggs?
The average egg-laying hen needs about 1/4 lbs (0.11 kg) of layer feed (Amazon) a day, which is roughly 3/4 cups. Of course, this is just a rule of thumb!
How often should I Feed my chickens?
However, if you have pest issues or prefer to take a more hands-on approach, feeding your layers twice per day is a great way to be sure they get what they need. This will also let you observe their behavior and determine if you need to add feeders to prevent crowding.
What is the best way to feed chickens?
The best way to feed chickens is free-feed way. So, the chickens can eat all day long, whenever they likes. But, if you want to control the feeding, then feeding twice a day will be ideal. Feeding once in the morning and then in the evening will be enough.
How much feed should I Feed my meat birds?
Most meat bird raisers will suggest offering meat birds unlimited feed 24/7 for the first 2-3 weeks and then 12 hours with feed and 12 hours without afterward until they reach slaughter weight. I suggest that you only buy as much feed as you think your chickens will eat within a couple of weeks.