boy they sure do eat alot!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tara7815, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much feed should 17 day old chicks be going through per day (starter medicated mash)
     
  2. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That depends on breed and type of feeder I think. My 15 chicks (all layers no meaties) that are about 1-1/2 months old have just about finished their first 50# bag of starter.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have 25 chicks at 3 months old. I have a 5 gal feeder. I fill the feeder about every 3 days. My 50# bags of Starter/Grower last for around 2/3 weeks.
     
  4. fiddleblue

    fiddleblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that a good way to figure it is, each chick goes through about 10 lbs of chick feed in its first 10 weeks of life, so about 1 lb each week per chick. I think that includes what they waste by kicking it onto the floor into their pine shavings...
     
  5. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they eat A LOT. I call mine "chicken-pigs"
     
  6. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 41 that hatched over the weekend are eating a quart of chick starter every day..overall though we feed a few hundred pounds a week.[​IMG]
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    As much as they want! (Little piggies)
     

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