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#75441 - 01/25/06 03:09 PM Feed Question
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Feather

Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 44
Loc: Missouri
I was just wondering if someone could tell me how much feed the average dual purpose hen should be provided with each day. I noticed that my hens necer eat all of their feed so i thought I would see if i could cut down on waste by not putting out as much. Thanks guys

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#75442 - 01/25/06 03:12 PM Re: Feed Question
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Feather

Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 44
Loc: Missouri
sorry i forgot to tell you what i feed, I feed purina layer pellets

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#75443 - 01/25/06 04:09 PM Re: Feed Question
CJR Offline
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Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 8499
Loc: Montana
EAch hen may have a different requirement--the rule is to keep feed before them, free choice. Sometime feeder design can help cut down waste, for most of us, there will always be some wasted feed. CJR

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#75444 - 01/25/06 04:22 PM Re: Feed Question
Rob2 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 3068
Loc: Pennsylvania
I find that they actually eat less if on full feed. I do this with most of the animals I have bred.(except horses). if fed once a day they are hungry and will consume lots of feed at 1 feeding(unless restricted). if on full feed, they pick several times per day, never becoming starved. Also better use is made of the feed as there is more efficient digestion, less is passed thru un used. This was by far the most efficient when we fed hogs, and I am positive it works better with the fowl also.

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#75445 - 01/25/06 07:09 PM Re: Feed Question
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Feather

Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 44
Loc: Missouri
Thanks guys, I was just wondering if there was a way to cut down on waste.

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#75446 - 01/25/06 08:56 PM Re: Feed Question
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Look for a feeder you can hang. Anything low or on the ground gets scratched around and wasted. Find a feeder you can fill up and hang that will last for a couple of days. Mine waste very little, even cleaning up what the do push to the floor.

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