4 weeks old. Do they need more protein?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tazcat70, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    As I said they are 4 weeks old. They are ALWAYS hungry. I am wondering if they need a little extra protein to help curb their appetite. I have 5 chicks and they are eating about 2 cups of crumbles a day.

    Thanks for looking,
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Not sure if they need more protein or not but mine were ALWAYS eating. I think its just a "growing" thing.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It's a growing thing. They eat like pigs always. :p
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I'm pretty sure all the nutrients they need are in the starter/grower at that age....I keep crumbles out for mine 24/7........
  5. spottedtail

    spottedtail Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    If you're feeding a Starter with 20% protein, that's enough. Keep it before them at all times. Never let the feeders go empty.

    Good luck,
  6. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Thank you all! I won't worry so much now.

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