How much do they eat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo

    Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two chicks and there eating alot.Dose that mean there meat birds. When I turn on the light they start to eat but there not allways eating.is it normal.


    help please
    thanks
     
  2. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they may be, but they may be just a fast growing bird.
     
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chicks generally do eat a lot. Sometimes you wonder how in the world they could possibly process that much food in one day, but then you realize that they also poop a lot!!!! If you really want to know, post pics and someone will probably be able to identify their breed for you.
     
  4. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its really amazing/disturbing to see a chick poop WHILE its eating. It really gives perspective on the nature of the animal.
     
  5. SugarLandChickenMan

    SugarLandChickenMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I've seen some college roommates do this, I am assuming to save time...it's very disturbing behavior to me, but quite common in the universities during finals week [​IMG]
     
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  6. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicken book says as a very general rule of thumb, 10 lbs for the first 10 wks per bird
     
  7. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sugarland you are hilarious!
     
  8. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    its really amazing/disturbing to see a chick poop WHILE its eating. It really gives perspective on the nature of the animal.

    when we had that little pygmy goat, "Spike", this was an every moment occurance!! Look in a field of goats, particularly (sometimes chickens do sit quietly on a roost during the day!!) and notice if you EVER see them NOT eating!! We used to call it "straight exhaust", something was always going in as something else was coming out!! Can't imagine how he got so fat, seems hard to beleive nutrients can be absorbed that quick, lol!!​
     
  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    omg, hahahahha....and you know who you are....hahahahah
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