2 Day old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunnysideupp, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. sunnysideupp

    sunnysideupp Hatching

    Mar 10, 2016
    New Hampshire
    How much feed should they be eating at this point. The feeder had about 3 cups in it and is almost gone after 5 hours with 7 chicks. Should they have free access to the starter feed?

  2. JACspivey

    JACspivey In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2016
    South Georgia
    I'm new to all this, but my five chicks took out the starter kit from Tractor Supply in about three days. I leave the feeder in the brooder and just keep it full. I figure they eat when they get hungry.
  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Yes, they should have free access to food. They will demolish the food at an astounding rate, but they also will waste quite a bit if you don't take steps. I would elevate the feeder so the openings are about shoulder-height. Also, if you put the feeder on something like paper towels, then they can see the feed they've spilled better and may clean it up.

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