How many times a day do I feed my chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kmdsparrow, May 15, 2010.

  1. kmdsparrow

    kmdsparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just picked up 6 two-week old Easter Egger chicks. How often do we feed them or do we just keep a feeder in there all the time?
     
  2. Lady~Araucana

    Lady~Araucana Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep the feeder in there for them all the time, they need to have access to food and water all day and night!
     
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep a feeder in with them all the time. I give them treats just once every day or so. I am told that treats should add up to no more than 10% of their daily diet.

    Jenny
     
  4. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fill feeder every morning.
    And maybe 4xday, check it and if poop or flakes in there, pick them up.
     
  5. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lady~Araucana :

    Keep the feeder in there for them all the time, they need to have access to food and water all day and night!

    Ditto what Lady~Araucana said. Free choice.

    Ed​
     
  6. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    I always keep a feeder near my youngsters. Check it often, when you refill it make sure to talk to them I say chick-chick ...chow! They learn quickly that you = food and water. Always talk to them. It makes rounding them up much easier at dusk. And it's kinda cool, having those fluffy butts come running to you so eagerly!

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    I feed breakfast at 8 AM. Lunch At 12-1PM, Dinner comes 5-6PM Just before dusk, dinner is served in the coop!
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2010
  7. kmdsparrow

    kmdsparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all. I have just put the feeder in and my chickies are happily eating.
     

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