How much chick feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Faerie, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Faerie

    Faerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found out that I can order 6 chicks from my local hatchery and pick them up. These will be my first chickens. I was wondering how much chick feed will I need to get? I would rather get what I will need at once, and not run out.

    Thanks,
    Michelle
     
  2. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how much they will eat till they are ready for layer pellets but I would say get a 50 Lb bag for starters. I do know that you will need more then that though
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The might eat more than a 50 on the way to adulthood, but freshness is important too.
     
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    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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