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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by birdbrain2, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Songster

    Dec 25, 2008
    belleville, IL.
    i just ran out of starter feed. my chicks will be 5 weeks old wednesday. so how much should I get for 6 chicks, and should i get some layer feed too, they should start that at 6 weeks right?
    so far i have went threw 30 lbs does that sound about right, or was most of it wasted?
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009

  2. mommathea

    mommathea Songster

    Feb 4, 2009
    My 5 chicks are 5wks and we haven't even gotten half way through our first 50lbs. It seems like a lot to me.
    We do get alot of wasted food also.
    We go through a mason jar of feed a day.
    You don't want to get layer feed till they start laying and that won't be for another 12-15wks at the early.
    I have had them on starter/grower combo mix from the start.

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