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how much should new chicks be eating?

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I expected them to eat more. They were born 4 days ago and frequent their feeder but seems to peck a few times and then theyre on their way. The feed level doesnt seem to be going down. Everyone looks healthy and is pooping plenty, drinking, etc. I guess i just expected them to be little gluttons.
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Don't worry, they're just getting started and they'll be gorging on and kicking feed all over the brooder soon. Chicks live off the remains of their yolk for the first 3 days or so. If they're checking out the food, drinking and are active, I wouldn't worry about them, just enjoy smile.png
Edited by howfunkyisurchicken - 3/12/16 at 10:41am
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Thank you! I didnt think of that.
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