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How much feed should a hen eat per day?
5/11/2012 11:44 AM report abuse
Izzymoon
Score: 5
I give them as much as they want. Just fill the dish 2-3 times a day.
5/22/2012 10:32 AM report abuse
Izzymoon
Score: 5
sorry for the double post. I feed them regular feed plus rolled oats as a treat. I've just started introducing vegetables into their diet. (6 weeks) I don't know if chickens can over eat because of their gizzards. Once their crops are full, I am sure they stop eating.
5/22/2012 10:41 AM report abuse
NANCYD
Score: 13
I've read they should get about 1/3 of a pound a day per hen, but of course that would vary greatly depending on the size of the breed. It would also vary depending on whether or not they have access to free range, in which case they would be eating plants and insects in place of SOME of their feed. During winter they will also eat more to stay warm.
7/24/2013 2:13 PM report abuse