how much chicks eat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chirpchirp, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. chirpchirp

    chirpchirp Out Of The Brooder

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    hi, i am going to order 25 asoorted chicks from mcmurray, and i would like to know how much feed they go thru and how fast. if i bought a 20lb bag is that sufficiant to start, or should i just go for the 50lb off the bat? any personal experiences would be welcomed. thanks for your time, kelly
     
  2. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They eat alot! My 1st set of 20 chicks went through a 50 lb bag in about 2 weeks. Now that they are 6 weeks old and I added 6 more 2 week olds, I am going through 50 lbs per week.

    I say just get the bigger bag... it won't go to waste!
     
  3. chirpchirp

    chirpchirp Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! i will go for the 50 pounder:)
     
  4. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed. Enjoy your chicks and keep us posted. [​IMG]
     

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