50 # of feed a week! Is that normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yoursecret_1, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. yoursecret_1

    yoursecret_1 In the Brooder

    Feb 6, 2009
    I have 20 chic. 8 week old and I'm up to 50# of feed a week.
    Is this normal?

  2. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    What kind of chicks are they? I know the cornish crosses eat more than other breeds.
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    That sounds like what I went through - the good news is that they will slow down when they're done growing - at least mine did.
  4. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    I still rebember the good old days when 50 pounds would last a month. We just bought 150 pounds today and I'll be happy if it lasts untill we go to town Monday!
  5. yoursecret_1

    yoursecret_1 In the Brooder

    Feb 6, 2009
    5 Buff Orpington ,2 Light Brahma 2 Black Australorps,2 Sliver Laced Wyandottes,3 Gold Laced Wyandottes,2 Gold sex Link,1 Balck sex Linkand , 3 Speckled Sussex

  6. ResidentEvilRock

    ResidentEvilRock In the Brooder

    May 19, 2008
    I have 21 buffs, 22 leghorns, 9 turkens, and about 8 mixes and they are all one month old. I go through about 50lbs a week also. Well, here lately they've been eating about 7-9 lbs a day since I put them outside...
  7. embkm

    embkm Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Colbert, Ga
    I have 20 one month olds and they are already up to 50# in about a week and a half. I'm sure it will go up as they get a bit bigger. Then add the 6 day olds DH got on Wed... It won't be long until 50# doesn't even last a week!
  8. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    I have 15 birds and I actually was without feed (and I made my own mash for them) for about 24 hours because they finished a bag so fast I couldn't believe it and my next order didn't ship in until the next day. My birds are 10 week sold now and go through 50lb in about a week and a half. Amazing, isn't it?
  9. aberfitch

    aberfitch Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    are they wasting it?

  10. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Yeah, make sure they're not wasting it....not that there's much you could do about it if they are outside of putting the feeder inside of a catcher like a frisbee or a pie plate. A couple of my week olds will stand in front of the feeder and intentionally sling it out of the feeder. At that rate, I can imagine going through as much before long.

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