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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by laruec, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. laruec

    laruec Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! My husband and I are completely new to this, but we will be rasing chickens in May (the eggs will hatch then), and I am curious to know how much Chick/starter feed I will need for 10 chicks (hopefully!), for 8 weeks or so. Basically, I want to know if it would be a waste to buy the 50lb bag, which seems to be all I can find
     
  2. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 11 day old rhode island reds and the 50lb bag lasted about 5 weeks. I just bought a second 50lb bag. You will use it all.
     
  3. laruec

    laruec Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much! I'm sure I'm going to have plenty more questions, but I'm also reading through the forum, because I'm realizing I don't know exactly what to ask yet!
     
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    apukanski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You didn't buy to much They will eat it. It won't take that long
     
  5. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks don't eat like you'd expect. My six 2-week old chicks eat like PIGS!!! [​IMG] I have a bottle chick feeder you can get at Fleetfarm and they eat one of those everyday. I would guess 4 - 5 cups???

    sandyj
     
  6. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been reading, and trying to keep up with the new posts, for about a month now. These are the first chickens I've had. Well, that is if I don't count the 20 roosters someone dumped off at our place in Tx. Unfortunately all but one were wild and the neighbours dogs had chicken dinners for about a week. The one stayed in our yard and acted like he was a dog. He would guard the yard from the guy that read the electric meter and follow us around. It was really funny to see him sleeping between our big dogs.
     

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