How do you feed your chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hayatiggs, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. hayatiggs

    hayatiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you leave lots of food out for them to graze all day, or only feed them a certain amount, so many times a day?


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  2. wittychiq

    wittychiq New Egg

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    We always leave a feeder out all day/night so they can peck at it when they're hungry, I've heard of success both ways, but I would advise just having it readily available.
     
  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    All my chicks are fed 24/7 until they are on the dirt---then if they can free range some I give them enough for a good snack then turned out and another good snack in the evening. I try to feed them to where they have very little left at night---do not want to be feeding other things after dark. but now with a dozen cats---I rarely ever see a rat.
     
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  4. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always fed them as much as they want whenever they want, at least until they get a bit older.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Growing chicks need unlimited access to feed.
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    All my birds have feed available all the time. I do like the feeders that limit spillage, and they will eat less feed when free ranging. Mary
     
  7. hayatiggs

    hayatiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all!


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