Feeding Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stephanie1992, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How many bags of chick starter will 55 chicks go through???
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    I'd say about 5 bags of starter to get them to 8 weeks old. That's 4.5 pounds of feed per chick to 8 weeks.

    It depends on breed (light or heavy) and how long you keep them on starter. If a heavy breed then add a pound per chick, which for you is another bag of starter.
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok there ganna be a bunch of banyard mixes. bantams and standards. ill pick up 3 bags for now and see how that does. and pick up more till i need more. i usully keep them on starter till there about 3 1/2 months of age and slowly change there feed

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