How long does it take????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cluckychick, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I fed my 3+ week olds a mush of ground hamburger, yougurt, feed and some grit for the first time last night. It was fun to watch them play keep away from one another. I had tried just yogurt but they wouldn't touch the stuff, lol. I was wondering how long it takes a chicken to digest their food after they eat it? Maybe there's a post on this and someone could point me in that direction.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well, to completely empty out an adult for processing only takes like 12 hours. I would guess a chick to be just a few hours.

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