I have eight chicks that are 3 weeks old tomorrow. They are all hens (2 RIR's, 2 BR, and 1 Black sexlink). I bought five pounds of chick starter only two days ago and they are almost through the whole thing. It seems like their appetites have almost doubled in the past week (along with their size!). The feeder holds three pounds, but up til now, I haven't been filling it the whole way. How much should they be eating at this stage? I just wondered if I'm giving them too much, or too little... Thanks everyone, and happy Easter to you all. PS. I'm sure many of you may remember the days when they sold live "Easter Peeps" that were colored different colors. My mother (68 years old) remembers getting them as a little girl for Easter. They'd take them home and raise them in a brooder until they were too big to stay in the house. Then they'd give them to the local farmer. Too funny!