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Laying Chicken Feed Consumption

How much feed will your laying hens eat is a common question we get.  Below are the feeding guidelines for laying hens based on our own results. 

Starter Feed - For the first 6 weeks your chicks should be on organic starter feed.  Young chicks require a 20% protein feed.   One bird will eat about 1 ounce of feed per day or approximately 2.63 pounds of feed for the first 42 days.

Grower Feed - Starting with week seven, feed your laying chickens poultry grower feed.  The protein level of this feed is typically 17% to 18%.  You will need about 8 pounds of feed per bird based on a consumption of 3 ounces per bird per day.  If you have left over poultry starter feed, mix it with the poultry grower feed.

Layer Feed -  At about 16 weeks, switch your chickens to layer feed.   The protein level of this feed is typically 16% to 17%.   If you have left over poultry grower feed, mix it with the poultry layer feed.  Going forward a laying hen will consume about 1.75 pounds of feed per week.

Feed Consumption Chart - Laying Hens

Age

Type

 One Bird

12 Birds

 25 Birds

 Week 1 Starter 20% - Per Week 7 ounces 5.25 pounds 11 pounds
 Week 2 Starter 20% - Per Week 7 ounces 5.25 pounds  11 pounds
 Week 3 Starter 20% - Per Week 7 ounces 5.25 pounds 11 pounds
 Week 4 Starter 20% - Per Week 7 ounces 5.25 pounds 11 pounds
 Week 5 Starter 20% - Per Week 7 ounces 5.25 pounds 11 pounds
 Week 6 Starter 20% - Per Week 7 ounces 5.25 pounds 11 pounds
 Week 7 Grower 18% - Per Week 1.4 pounds 17 pounds 35 pounds
 Week 8 Grower 18% - Per Week 1.4 pounds 17 pounds 35 pounds
 Week 9 Grower 18% - Per Week 1.4 pounds 17 pounds 35 pounds
 Week 10 Grower 18% - Per Week 1.4 pounds 17 pounds 35 pounds
 Week 11 Grower 18% - Per Week 1.4 pounds 17 pounds 35 pounds
 Week 12 Grower 18% - Per Week 1.4 pounds 17 pounds 35 pounds
 Week 13 Grower 18% - Per Week 1.4 pounds 17 pounds 35 pounds
 Week 14 Grower 18% - Per Week 1.4 pounds 17 pounds 35 pounds
 Week 15 Layer 17% - Per Week 1.75 pounds 21 pounds 44 pounds
 Week 16 Layer 17% - Per Week 1.75 pounds 21 pounds 44 pounds
 Week 17 Layer 17% - Per Week 1.75 pounds 21 pounds 44 pounds
 Week 18 Layer 17% - Per Week  1.75 pounds  21 pounds  44 pounds 
 Week 19+ Layer 17% - Per Week  1.75 pounds  21 pounds  44 pounds 

Always make sure your laying flock has plenty of fresh, clean water.  A chicken cannot digest feed without water.  

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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.
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