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How much chicken feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by booboochickens, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. booboochickens

    booboochickens New Egg

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    I am using Chick Starter I think it's called. Mum is eating the same stuff as the chicks - it's the one with medication in it. I have 4 baby chicks and a mother hen and giving 3/4 cup in the morning and 3/4 cup at night with water refills too. They seem hungry all of them! I hope I'm not over-feeding them. Any guidelines as to how much I should feed them and how often?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Just give them access to food all the time. They won't overeat; they know how much they need. Plus, they need lots of food because they're growing. I always offer chicks food free choice.
     
  3. pipe

    pipe Out Of The Brooder

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    Free choice for sure.
     
  4. Stewarts

    Stewarts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. Fill the bowls and leave them to eat.
     
  5. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let them self regulate. Makes nicer hens and roosters in the end <---- Something I learned over the last few years

    Chicks are constantly growing, and Mama hens are recovering. Let them eat what they want...
     

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