Layers Feed Intake and Weight/Growth Chart

As a poultry farmer, it is important that you know if your layer chickens are performing according to standard. That is, knowing if they are growing and feeding as required. This would help you know if they are converting their feed well.

Below is a table showing the standard growth rate and feed intake for layers.

Also Read: Broiler Feed Intake and Weight/Growth Chart

The table below will answer the following questions:

  • What quantity of feed will a pullet consume/eat between day old (DOC) to point of lay (POL)?
  • What quantity/amount of feed should a layer eat per day/week?
  • What volume of water should a layer drink per day/week?
  • What is the growth rate of layers or laying chickens)?
  • What should be the average weight of a layer each week?
  • When should you change from starter (chick mash) to grower diet, and from grower diet to layer diet?

Age (Week)Average BWAverage FICumulative FIAverage WC
(kg/bird)(g/bird/day)(kg to date)(ml/bird/day)
10.06514.50.101525.5
20.125190.234538
30.19240.402546.5
40.265280.598556.5
50.36350.843565.5
6 (SD ends)0.46391.116571.5
7 (GD starts)0.56421.410578
80.67471.739587
90.78562.131593
100.89542.5095101
110.99602.9295109.5
121.08643.3775117.5
131.165693.8605124.5
141.23724.3645128.5
151.3744.8825133
161.37775.4215138.5
17 (POL)1.44805.9815146.5
181.52856.5765152.5
191.62887.1925161
201.68947.8505169.5
211.72988.5365176.5
221.771029.2505183.5
231.81069.9925188.5
241.8410810.7485191
251.8510911.5115192.5
261.8611012.2815193.5
271.8811013.0515193.5
281.8911013.8215193.5
291.911014.5915193.5
301.911015.3615193.5
311.911116.1385195
321.9111116.9155195
331.9111117.6925195
341.9111118.4695195
351.9111119.2465195
361.9211120.0235195
371.9211120.8005195
381.9211121.5775195
391.9311122.3545195
401.9311123.1315195
411.9311123.9085195
421.9411124.6855195
431.9411125.4625195
441.94110.526.236195
451.9511027.006193.5
461.9511027.776193.5
471.9511028.546193.5
481.9511029.316193.5
491.9511030.086193.5
501.95109.530.8525193.5
511.9510931.6155191.5
521.9510932.3785191.5
531.9510933.1415191.5
541.9510933.9045191.5
551.9610934.6675191.5
561.9610935.4305191.5
571.9610936.1935191.5
581.9610936.9565191.5
591.9610937.7195191.5
601.9610938.4825191.5
611.9610939.2455191.5
621.9610940.0085191.5
631.9610940.7715191.5
641.9610941.5345191.5
651.9610942.2975191.5
661.9610943.0605191.5
671.9610943.8235191.5
681.9610944.5865191.5
691.9610945.3495191.5
701.9710946.1125191.5
711.9710946.8755191.5
721.9710947.6385191.5
731.9710948.4015191.5
741.9710949.1645191.5
751.9710949.9275191.5
761.9710950.6905191.5
771.9710951.4535191.5
781.9710952.2165191.5
791.9710952.9795191.5
801.9710953.7425191.5
811.9710954.5055191.5
821.9710955.2685191.5
831.9710956.0315191.5
841.9710956.7945191.5
851.9710957.5575191.5
861.9710958.3205191.5
871.9710959.0835191.5
881.9710959.8465191.5
891.9710960.6095191.5
901.9810861.3655191.5
911.9810862.1215189.5
921.9810862.8775189.5
931.9810863.6335189.5
941.9810864.3895189.5
951.9810865.1455189.5
961.9810865.9015189.5
971.9810866.6575189.5
981.9810867.4135189.5
991.9810868.1695189.5
1001.9810868.9255189.5
  • Average BW= Average Body Weight
  • Average FI= Average Feed Intake
  • Cumulative FI= Cumulative Feed Intake
  • Average WC= Average Water Consumption
  • SD= Starter Diet
  • GD= Grower Diet
  • POL= Point of Lay

Also Read: Nutritional Requirements of Chicks, Pullets & Layers

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4 thoughts on “Layers Feed Intake and Weight/Growth Chart”

  1. I am currently conducting a research report, involving the FCR of poultry. I noticed that the final weight of these laying hens was a bit lower than average, and the FCR more efficient than anticipated. Understanding this, I must ask; what breed of hens are these?

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