12 week olds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by woodsman23, May 19, 2012.

  1. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Chirping

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    My chicks are now 12+ weeks old and they free range on our 11 acres. I feed them starter grower but they don't seem to be eating as much, is this due to them free ranging?? and does this hurt tehm just eating bugs and grass.

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  2. Not at all. Enjoy this season, as it won't always be so. In spring, when the grass is tender and the bugs and worms are out, a chicken can successfully scratch up a large portion of its diet. Not nearly so easy in winter months or during a drought when everything seems dead.
     

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