How much feed does a chick eat??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hamptons06, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Hamptons06

    Hamptons06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting 2 or 3 silkie bantam chicks (2-4w old) and am wondering how much feed they eat a day?? I don't know how much starter to buy. 25lbs? 50lbs?
     
  2. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well for comparison, I have 25 chicks and they went thru 50 pounds of starter in 4 weeks.

    So I would guess that yours will be good with 25 pounds for even longer than that.
     
  3. MkBorgen

    MkBorgen Out Of The Brooder

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    I would just go for the 50lb bag. I like to mix the old food with the new so there arent
    any digestive issues when you switch them. Which I haven't figured out if it matters much with chickens but i know all my other animals I definitely notice if you just switch them. Better to have too much then little and pay less.
     
  4. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go with the smaller bag... bantam chicks don't eat much, and you only have three of them. A 50-lb bag would probably get weavils before you could go through it all.

    Kathy, Bellville TX
    www.ChickenTrackin.com
     
  5. MkBorgen

    MkBorgen Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so ignore my last post! [​IMG] Dumb me was thinking grower not starter. Go with the smaller bag they aren't on starter that long and probably wouldn't eat near that much.
     

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