Chick Food

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HokiFarmer, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. HokiFarmer

    HokiFarmer Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2016
    I am planning to put 8 eggs in the incubator, I hope 6-7. The chick crumble I'm going to get is 55 pounds, would this be enough to last them their 5,6 or 7 weeks until I switch to grower?

    If so would it be enough for 2 batches, (27.5 pounds each batch of 6-7 chicks)?

    Thanks, HokiFarmer
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2016
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Check the date on the bag of feed, and get as fresh as possible, always. Some vitamins fade after several weeks, so start with the newest feed possible. What kind of chicks? On average, it will be about three pounds of feed per pound of growth, so six chicks at six pounds each will have eaten closer to 150 pounds of feed! Cornishx and smaller leghorns are more efficient; closer to 2.2 pounds of feed per pound of gain, but still it's a lot of chick feed! Remember, "It's only chicken feed", right?! Mary

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