How Much Food Does a Chicken Need? The answer depends on who you ask. Get the details of what chickens need and their habits when it comes to food, along with tips and tricks for keeping the amount of waste down and maintaining a happy flock.
How much food does a chicken need on a daily or weekly basis? Do a search and you will get different answers across the board. The answer depends on who you ask: an egg farmer will know down to the gram but a person raising a backyard flock will shrug and reply with, “I just fill their bowls and toss the scraps, never weighed it before…”
That doesn’t really help much for the person who is about to get their first birds and start raising them. They need to plan and budget for the feed, grit, and of course treats for their new flock. Even if you sell some of your eggs, you will never make money from it and ensure that you aren’t over or underfeeding while being frugal with your funds can be a hard balance to achieve.
In this article from Timber Creek Farm, straightforward answers are given to this straightforward question. The author gets into the details of what chickens needs and their habits when it comes to food, along with tips and tricks for keeping the amount of waste down and maintaining a happy flock!