how many times a day to check on baby chicks
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I use the chick feeder that screws onto a 1 qt mason jar. I have 2 of those hanging in our brooder for 32 chicks and leave them for free choice. I also have a 1 gallon jug with poultry nipples on the bottom for water.
I usually fill both the food and water at least once a day (every 24 hours) whether they are out or not, just to be sure that they do not run out.
I currently have 18 chicks in the brooder, they are about a week and a half old, they are drinking about a quart of water a day and eating about a 16oz Solo cup of food a day, maybe more... Water I can estimate a lot easier then food as I top off their food bowl whenever it gets low never really pay attention to how much is left or added, water is filled fresh every day so I have a better idea on that consumption...
Edited by MeepBeep - 4/22/16 at 7:43pm