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How much do I feed my chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chasendon, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. chasendon

    chasendon New Egg

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    Hi everyone, we are new to raising chickens:D.We have 25 Rhode island reds that are about 3 weeks old. They are just getting there first feathers. I was wondering how much to feed them. we give them a feeder full of fresh food every morning, with fresh clean water. They seem to have no trouble eating all of it before night fall:/. Should we feed them more than once a day?
    Thank you,
    Newly found mama and papa hens
     
  2. ChickenMommy

    ChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should ALWAYS provide them with food and fresh water. They will only eat what they need/want.
     
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    We feed our 3 wk old chicks as much as they eat. They grow so fast....[​IMG]
     
  4. chasendon

    chasendon New Egg

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    Wow I guess I had better go feed them and keep them fed.Thanks for the quick reply.
     
  5. chickencoop13

    chickencoop13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will eat as much as they want so alweys keep it in front of them
     
  6. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broilers need to have a controlled amount of feed. Layers and others can have as much as they want.
     

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