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Chick Feeder question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fresh Eggs, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,


    I have mi chickies coming in two and a half weeks!!! I would like to know is a 14 hole chick feeder big enough for 26 hatchlings?
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    You should probably add a second feeder. The 19 I had last year quickly became too many.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I had two of those for my 23 chicks, but let me warn you about something.
    Even at a young age they can be little boogers in setting up their pecking order. The bossier chicks can keep less assertive chicks from eating in peace. That's why I think it's best to always have two feeders available. That way you know that your lowest ranking chicks can always get a bite to eat without being harrassed too much.
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I would go with two. Two would assure you that all your chicks would get to eat whenever they want to.
     
  5. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use two feeders or fill the one feeder at least twice daily , but really the cost of the plastic feeders is so little I would have two.
     

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