Do my chicks auto-fill feeder need to stay full 24/7?

Pastafan6

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I was just wondering. They are only 2 days old and I don't know if they can eat themselves to death
 

Kelsie2290

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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! At two days most people want their chicks to have food in front of them all the time. Regular chick usually don't overeat, Meat Birds usually are put on a feeding schedule when they are a little older. Be sure to check out the Learning Center, lots of great articles on chicken keeping https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
 

Ol Grey Mare

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What kind of chicks are you raising? As Kelsie said above, there is a point where that (meat bird or not) can come into play - but at the moment, you do want food available to them at all times.
 

gander007

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Alright
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great to have you joining the BYC flock
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BYC has a very useful learning center
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I haven't had a chick do that yet but do not let the feeder
go dry and the same with the water
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Just keep asking the questions
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TwoCrows

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Welcome to BYC!

Yes, 24/7. They need to eat when they need it and will stop when they don't need anymore. Always keep fresh water and fee available at all times. Welcome to our flock!
 

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