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reksat

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 7, 2011
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How much food should 6 week old chics be eating? Our RI Reds will eat as much as we put out .Is this normal?
 

DancingHen

Songster
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
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Central Oregon Coast
Yes. That's totally normal. They eat a lot and grow very fast. I am always amazed by how much chicks eat. No matter how much food I buy ahead of time, I always end up running back to the feed store eventually.
 

GiddyMoon

Songster
8 Years
Apr 14, 2011
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20
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Tucson, AZ
You mean 6, one week old chicks or 6 week chicks? If so, how many?

When we had 27 new chicks, I didn't even go thru 2lb the first week.
 

reksat

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 7, 2011
143
0
99
western,MD
Our flock consists of 8 - 6week old chics and they are some eating machines. If they continue eating at this pace , its going to take a heavy purse/wallet. So is this normal everyone?
 

andalusn

Songster
10 Years
Sep 6, 2009
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Ridgefield, WA
That's what I was looking for
a chick to feed daily ratio estimate. I am almost filling the feeder, a Lil Giant 3 pound feeder daily (there are 38 chicks in the run) and its empty by the next morning. I am just now adding some throw down scratch that is corn/grain mix as they are getting bigger and needs busy work. They are all about 6 to 7 weeks old.
 

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