Help new chicks won't stop eating is this normal ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NewRenoNv, Jun 28, 2016.

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    NewRenoNv Out Of The Brooder

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    Help just brought home our first chicks and they won't stop eating. I'm afraid to remove the feeder but the eat every hour is this normal?
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I take it these are fairly new hatched chicks? Yep, they eat frequently just like any newborns... sleep, eat, poop and play is about all they do for a little while... unless they are meat birds like CornishX no need to restrict their feed, they'll slow down as they get older... :)
     
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    No four road island reds two board rocks about two weeks old
     
  4. Lisa Wood

    Lisa Wood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I said the same thing! Are they chicks or vultures? Wait till you see them grow! Go to bed and one chick is biggest, wake up and another one is bigger. I was told keep food in front of them 24/7. Mine are six weeks and just slowing down a small tad, probably cause they are looking around for bugs in their new yard.
    They are not *free eggs*, and I plan on charging at least $5 just like grocers!
     
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    Thank you
     

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