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How much to feed 1 month old chicks?

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How much should i feed 4 (chicks)        1 month old so how much should i feed a day ?

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Feed chicks free choice (unless they're cornish x) so feed and water during dayling hours. I leave it out all the time, but it's not like they eat/drink at night, I'm just not aways able to get out to the coop at first light.

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Just keep the feeder full at all times for chicks.  When it gets down to the fine powered stuff, add more chick starter.

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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As much as they want to eat.  Food and water should be available 24 hours a day.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
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Originally Posted by sourland 

As much as they want to eat.  Food and water should be available 24 hours a day.


I agree...you don't have to worry about growing chicks over eating.

I get by with a lil help from my hens.
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I get by with a lil help from my hens.
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My 10 5 week old bantams will eat almost a full feeder (a quart size) everyday. While I see a lot of food on the floor, it's not that much to make a big difference.  (little piggies)

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Free choice.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

 

Romans 1:16 

 

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"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

 

Romans 1:16 

 

Are you ashamed?

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Originally Posted by Kittymomma 

Feed chicks free choice (unless they're cornish x) so feed and water during dayling hours. I leave it out all the time, but it's not like they eat/drink at night, I'm just not aways able to get out to the coop at first light.


Please tell me about feeding cornish.  I recently acquired a few and have been letting them have free choice food along with the others.  Thank you.

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Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Polish, Modern Game Birds, Coronation Sussex, Speckled Sussex, Light Sussex.  Oodles of horses & some shetland ponies.

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