food and water, brooder to coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by galleta loco, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. galleta loco

    galleta loco Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm fixing to move the chicks from the brooder to the coop this week.I was going to keep them in the the coop for a week or so before leting them in the run.How long should I keep food and water in the coop at night? they are 5 weeks old now.Thanks.
     
  2. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep food and water available 24/7.
     
  3. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:ditto.
     
  4. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
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    24/7 until they are about 6 months old. Then I transition them to kitchen scraps in the morning and layer rations later in the day along with the rest of the hens.
     
  5. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    From day 1 to 5 weeks I use the long red feeders with chick starter, at 6-16 weeks I use a 12 pound automatic feeder for every 50 chicks or so with chick starter, then start mixing in layer crumbles at 16-18 weeks old, then they get layer pellets in 30 lb auto feeders from then on out.

    I also use automatic waterers too.

    Nate
     
  6. galleta loco

    galleta loco Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info,I'll move the food out at six months.I'll keep some water in there even after that.
     
  7. patricknjaimieschicks

    patricknjaimieschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:When u say kitchen scraps, what exactly does that consist of?
     
  8. chicknbuns

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    Just wondering?... Why would you not have food and water available 24/7?[​IMG]
     
  9. galleta loco

    galleta loco Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Because I know the older birds don't eat at night so I was wondering when the biddys quit snacking all night.
     
  10. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    If you have the lights on 24/7 they need to have food and water at all times! Automatic feeders are the way to go! Hang them from the ceiling to prevent mice/rats!

    Nate
     

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