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Chicken Feed ConsumptionBaby Chick day one raised on organic feed Advice

One of the most common questions we get is how much feed do I need?  While there are many factors that impact how much feed that your birds will need over the years we have established the following guidelines:

Layers:

Starter Feed - For the first 6 weeks your chicks should be on organic starter feed.  Each bird will require about 1 ounce per day or approximentaly 2.63 pounds of feed for the first 42 days.

Grower Feed - Starting with week seven thru week 15, feed your laying chickens organic grower feed.   The protein level of this feed is typically 18%.  You will need about 8 pounds of feed per bird based on a consumption of 3 ounces per bird per day.

Layer Feed -  At about 16 weeks*, switch your chickens to layer feed.   The protein level of this feed is typically 16% to 17%.   A laying hen will consume about 1.75 pounds of feed per week.

Detailed Layer Chicken Feed Chart can be found here

* Note:  Once your birds begin laying switch them to layer feed.  If you have grower feed left, mix it with the layer feed.  No more than 50% grower should be added

Broilers:

Starter Feed - For the first 2 weeks your chicks should be on organic Non-GMO Starter feed.  Each bird will require about 1 ounce per day or approximentaly one  pounds of feed for the first 14 days.

Grower Feed - Starting with week three, feed your broiler/free range chickens organic Non-GMO grower feed.   The protein level of this feed is typically 18%.  You will need about 14 pounds of feed per bird, assuming that you butcher at week 8 or 9.  A rule thumb per bird is listed below. 

Rule of Thumb Feed Chart Broiler Free Range Chickens

  • Week 1 - 5 ounces starter feed
  • Week 2 - 11 ounces starter feed
  • Week 3 - 1 pound grower feed
  • Week 4* - 1.5 pounds grower feed
  • Week 5* - 2.5 pounds grower feed
  • Week 6* to slaughter, 3 pounds grower feed per week

Detailed Broiler/Free Range Chicken Feed Consumption Chart can be found here

* Note:  Starting with week 4, allow your broiler chickens to run out of feed on a daily basis.  This is good for them and encourages them to free range

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at Sales@organicfeedstore.com

 

 

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RCR Organic Feed Store provides a complete line of organic feed for all your poultry and animals. We are dedicated to helping the hobby, small and organic farmer in raising their animals in a organic sustainable agriculture way.
16291 321st Ave Hamburg MN 55339 USA 952-467-3209