About a week or so ago, I started noticing my 3-4 week chickens were starting to REALLY get their feathers and over the last 5 days just doubled in size! Of course this is expected but when they're your babies, you're just like, "Holy smokes... when I brought you home you were all just little fuzzballs!" And the other noticeable symptom of a growth spurt? (I have a 3.5yr old son, so I know the signs... *lol*) FOOD!!! They're going through it SO. FAST. NOW. They weren't going through much everyday so I was filling accordingly and they'd go through a couple tbsp a day... no big deal. When I went out to the shed -- ahem -- their humble abode for "last call" (change water, refill bedding for the night, add more food) I was shocked and amazed that they went through almost 3/4 cup in a day! They're still on chick starter from the feed store; when would be the best time to switch their food? I will keep them on starter for as long as needed but I just want to make sure, since they're almost coop ready and feathers are coming in everyday, that they're getting the nutrients they need. Oh yeah, and we still haven't named them yet. They're starting to show individual personalities, so by coop time they should be labelled accordingly!