how many pounds of feed do your chicks eat a week

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blueseal, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 17, 4 week olds and they have eaten about 20lbs of chick starter crumbles this week. give or take. they waste alot too .[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats about how much my 17 chicks eat. But they are about 2mts old. I would try to cut down on waste. It's gonna get real expensive when they get bigger. Good Luck.
     
  3. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Four weeks, 18 chicks (but 6 are silkies, don't eat much) and have gone through less than 10 pounds. I don't let them waste anything. If I find lots of stuff at the bottom of the brooder when I'm cleaning it out they get to pick way at it until it's cleaned up.

    I use a disposable incontinence pad at the bottom, then a sheet or two of newspaper, covered by paper shreds (from the office shredder at work). I only use a bit of shreds at the end of the brooder where the feeders are. I put their roost bar on the floor to hold back the bedding. I use the typical round mason jar feeder, put it in a pie pan to prevent loss from billing out, and put it up on a brick as the birds get taller. There is very little waste in the brooder.
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I feed aboud 60 pounds of chick starter a week. HOWEVER... I have Cornish Rocks that are eating the majority of it.
     
  5. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 53 babies in the brooder right now, and more in the bator! they go through quite a bit of food really quick.. I think thats about all I get done during the day is feeding and watering them.. lol
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure how many chickens I have but I feed about 250 pounds per week.
     
  7. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I have about 50 ten week olds and they eat 50lbs a week, plus they have a yard to eat grass (not many bugs) and we feed treats.

    At $13 a bag I'm looking forward to sending a few to the freezer!
     

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