- Apr 7, 2012
My 9 week old chicks free range all day, and they always have their chick starter available in the coop. I've had to lock them out of the coop as I am introducing a new one. I put food out for them, but once they ate it, they tried their best to break into the coop to get at their feeder. Will they always be that dependent on their feed, or will I be able to just feed them once (like you see in the movies when the food is thrown on the ground) vs. having the feeder available at all times?