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We have our baby chicks coming on April 22nd and was wondering approximately how much Starter food they will go through in the first couple of weeks. I would like to have a months supply on hand.
Our list of Chicks
2 Welsummer
2 Barred Rocks
3 New Hampshire Reds
3 Rhode Island Reds
2 White Plymouth Rocks
4 Americauna
2 Production Reds
1 Black Australorp
1 Black Sex Link
Also, is it better to feed medicated food or non medicated?
Thanks for any insight.
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I would expect 20 birds to go through 3-5 50# bags in the first 8 weeks, when they should be switched to starter. If you want the feed to last a month I'd recommend having 2-3 bags on hand.

Medicated is recommended, it will get them off to a better start.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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