how much to feed chickens per day
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How much do chickens eat per day?
But, there is a simple rule of thumb that you can use as a starting point: each fully grown chick tends to consume around pound of feed each day. So, every chicken will eat around 1.5 pounds of food per week. Most layer feeds are sold as a 40 pound bag and this will help you to calculate how much you need for your flock.
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!
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.
What is the best age to feed baby chicks?
Starter feed for chicks (Amazon) is the option for you. 6 to 20 Weeks Old (Pullets): Your chickens are growing and preparing themselves to start laying hens. During this time, chicken feed should contain 14-16% protein. You should consider giving them high-quality pullet grower feed (Amazon).