Question about chickens?

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Broiler chickens graze on organic pastures and live in pens that protect them from predators, direct sun light, and wind at Nick’s Organic Farm, owned by Nick Maravell in Adamstown, MD on Friday, July 12, 2013. The enclosures are light enough to be moved by hand, each day, one consecutive section at a time. This allows the pasture to easily recover from the grazing. The farm produces Black Angus beef, chicken, turkey, eggs, hay, soybeans, corn, alfalfa, orchard grass, rye; and other crops. The cattle are 100% grass-fed receiving certified organic pasture, certified organic hay (in winter), water and mineral salts mixed with sea kelp. The cattle are not fed hormones, antibiotics or animal products. Poultry feed from grain is ground from organic grain. The poultry also graze on organic pastures. The farm has conducted on-farm research with federal, state and non-profit agencies to refine organic practices. An organization such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) center in Beltsville has been able to conduct research to improve organic crops and to breed and manage the cattle so that they have. USDA Photos by Lance Cheung.

Question by Helper: Question about chickens?
Hello, I’m doing a report on the Dorking chicken which is like a basic chicken. I was wondering if anyone out there knew the estimated feed count for a chicken on starter feed. As in how much should I feed them per day. Please help!

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3 Responses to Question about chickens?

  1. Chickens are grazers. They don’t over eat. It’s best to keep food in front of them at all times. It’s also VERY important to keep fresh water available as well chickens become dehydrated fast especially chicks (within a couple of hours)

    June 8, 2014 at 7:34 am

  2. Chicken eat when they want. If they they see food in front of them, they will eat. Their is no set number of times a chicken will eat during the day. If they are not mating or laying eggs, they are then usually eating . As long as you leave them alone, they will search for food and eat as many times as they want to. Hope this helps!

    — PA

    June 8, 2014 at 8:16 am

  3. Get feeds @ a local tractor supply or a grain mill/elevator for the bird (s)
    A chicken mash which contains most of the ditary needs such as grains wheat reys, oats, corn around 4-5 ounces per bird per day need to increase this in winter. Birds eat several times a day and know when to stop when they become full Best to supply feed all day to the bird(S)
    0-6 weeks protein 23% calaium 0.9% phosphorus 0.5 %

    June 8, 2014 at 8:20 am

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