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bought my firsr supply for chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lucky5101, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. lucky5101

    lucky5101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Went in Tractor Supply to look at chicken stuff and ask a few questions about chicks days. I wasn't really planning on getting anything, just pricing things out. Well I was looking at the feed, and one bag had a coupon on it for $1 off, and it was on sale. I figure that's a sign, so I bought it lol:p. I am also picking up some free supplies for the coop and run tomorrow from a couple people on freecycle.

    How long do you think a 10lb bag of chick starter will last for 6 chicks?

    One week until the new additions!
     
  2. hopefulpeeps

    hopefulpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, but congrats! I'm getting my first 6 in May!
     
  3. ImpulsiveFarmer

    ImpulsiveFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I remember it lasting a couple weeks if not more, but I could be wrong. It's been a while since I've bought only 6 chicks. Do you have any idea about what breed you want? Good Luck!
     
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  4. lucky5101

    lucky5101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I really like australorps, marans, orpingtons, wyandottes, and I think my daughter would like a fuzzy silkie. I would really just like a variety, so I'm not set on any particular breeds.
     
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    ImpulsiveFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Tractor Supply normally has australorps and silkies at some point during their chick days. I've never seen[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] marans, orpingtons, or wyandottes, but I think it varies from store to store. [/FONT]
     
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    Sweetly Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a few weeks. 100 lbs est. is about how much it would take to get them to laying. Maybe more, 10 wont last them but a couple weeks. it starts out slow, but as they grow they eat like monsters!
     
  7. lucky5101

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    Thanks for the info. I'm thinking I might exchange it for a bigger bag since I just noticed I bought starter/grower, not just starter...or would that be OK for the first couple weeks?
    Our tsc still hasn't gotten any, but I called Southern States and the girl who orders them asked me what kind in was looking for, so maybe she will order one that I gave her :)
     
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    Sweetly Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they need starter if they have that. I cant remember if the starter/grower is the same thing as just starter..
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The starter/grower will be fine. I feed all of my chicks gamebird crumbles. The starter/grower just wont be medicated. Good luck with your peepers!
    Nikki
     
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    Thanks for the info Nikki!
     

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