Brothers M. Mondays in May is our tradition of sharing our excitement about our chickens every Monday in May.
Sharks get all the attention for their ferocious feeding frenzies, but chickens frenzy too. Chickens are not ferocious, but they can injure each other as they are trying to get to the food.
In the early years, I adopted the line of thought of keeping food always available to the chickens. This meant 2 feeders were adequate to feed all the chickens, because they were not all hungry at one time.
Now I’ve grown to adopt a twice a day feeding method. The birds seem healthier and more energetic when they are not allowed to eat constantly. They also seem to forage more in between feedings. This requires more feeders to accommodate more birds “at the table”, and to hold more food, but the results are worth it.