How big a bag for 8 chicks -

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by J Fox, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. J Fox

    J Fox Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying to figure out how much medicated start and grow I will need for 8 chicks for the first 7 weeks. This is what is recommended by the hatchery our chicks are coming from. Do I need a 25 lb bag or go with the 50 ? I have no idea what to expect ... Thanks !
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I've always bought the small bag for the number of chicks you'll be getting, and when it runs out, they start getting regular all-flock feed, 20% protein. The entire flock eats it all the time. No layer feed in my flock to worry about the chicks getting into. The layers have their oyster shell.
     
  3. RooBeeC

    RooBeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought smaller 6 lb bag, I will be getting more soon. Within the first 2 weeks my 6 chicks ate about 2/3's of it. However they are little piggies and make a mess everywhere. I feel like they waste a lot of food!
     
  4. J Fox

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    Thank you for the replies..
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    And, I would not buy medicated, but start them right out on a 50# bag of multi-flock starter/grower (about 20 - 22% protein).
     

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