How much food a week will 16 chicks eat???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Penske, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have purchased a 50# bag of Poulin Grain Chick crumbles and now I'm afraid I bought too much at once. I just read that I should only have what I can use in two weeks to keep it fresh.

    ALSO...do I mix the food grade DE in with the chick starter?????

    Thanks,

    Lisa
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    How many chicks do you have?... I'm growing 13 (5 week olds) out at the moment and they are using up almost 25 lb bags of feed a week at this stage!...I keep feed out 24/7 for them...If your feed is kept in a cool dry place thats all you need to worry about..they will finish it off quicker than you think...I have no problem at times keeping 50# for months when I don't have chicks growing out...

    Edited to add: I don't use the DE in chick food, just with my adult birds..
     
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  3. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have 16 on Tuesday. The grain order doesn't come for another month!! Will I have enough????????? YIKES!

    I might need to mail order another brand and have it shipped.
    We live on an island...
     
  4. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they eat a pound a week per chick?? Is there some figure for the first 4 weeks??

    Thanks for your help...you guys are the best!
     

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