feeding chicks questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bohntr75, May 7, 2009.

  1. Bohntr75

    Bohntr75 New Egg

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    I have 26 week old BR's and it seems like they are eating an awful lot of feed. They are going through about 3 quart jars of feed a day. Most likely they would eat more if I gave it to them. I leave the feeder in with them all the time. Does this seem normal? Should I only feed at certain times?
     
  2. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think chickens will overfeed

    I think you just give them as much as they will eat.

    My RIR's 5 week olds and they eat eat eat and poop poop poop
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Three qts. for 26 chicks is really not a lot of feed. They are growing with leaps and bounds. [​IMG]

    By the way let me say [​IMG] from Ohio
     
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  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Most people feed free choice. If I thought mine would eat more, I would give more. JMO.
     
  5. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    I free feed meaning I fill my feeders (5 gallon containers) and leave them and fill again when they are empty. I have never had an overfeeding problem. They will eat what they want. Unless you are raising broilers aka meaties and then you have to restrict their feed at a certain age.
     
  6. Bohntr75

    Bohntr75 New Egg

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    Thanks for the quick responses. I'll just keep the feeders full and let 'em eat.

    Todd
     

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