How much to feed my chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Chickens' started by Philippino chick, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Philippino chick

    Philippino chick New Member

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    Hi guys
    How much should I be feeding my baby chicken ? I keep a full bowl out all the time but I’m scared he’s eating to much because he poops constantly
    Thanks
    Amy x
     
  2. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :) I free feed my chickens, they won't overeat. They poop a lot because chickens do. Don't worry, he/she knows when she's full. He/she is still growing, that takes a lot of eating. Remind me again please, what are you feeding her?
     
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  3. Philippino chick

    Philippino chick New Member

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    Well when I brought him/she they told me it was a rooster so I brought rooster food but now if it’s a meat chicken what should I give him/her ?
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    I sent a note to a new member about this.

    All I know about meat birds is that they were not given feed free choice when someone was trying to keep them alive longer. The problem is I don't know how much that was. It might be here in this forum but I don't remember ever seeing it.
     
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  5. Nm156

    Nm156 Well-Known Member

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    Meat birds don't have the "I know when I've had enough food" thing. Feed small amounts at a time.Can you post the rooster food? meat birds always require a higher protein food.
     
  6. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Amy, if you can post a list of ingredients on the bag if you have a bag. NM is really good at analyzing feed and how much should be fed.
     
  7. Philippino chick

    Philippino chick New Member

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    As soon as I go upstairs I’ll take a picture of the bag and show you it