How much food do your chicks eat???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nuttyredhead, May 11, 2010.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    My chicks are 4 weeks old, i have 12 of them. I am feeding them 2 quart feeders of the medicated food a day... is that too much? THey had gone through 50 pounds in 3 weeks??? Is this normal? I only have maybe 3 days left, do i switch them to the regualar food, or get another bag of medicated?

    Also, I have the 1 quart feeder (the one from tractor supply). Do you dump out any leftover food when you feed or just add in??? Half the time i end up dumping out what is left in the bottom, it is usually filled with shavings!

    THanks,

    Beth
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Mine (31) ate about 50 lbs of food in the first 3 weeks. They are little feathered pigs. That also doesnt include the countless grapes, about 2 dozen eggs, 1000 meal worms, 400 crickets and various worms and beetles I caught for them.

    I'd go ahead and switch to regular food.

    I don't have a quart feeder, I have one of the long ones. I scoop out the poo and shavings daily and clean it out fully each week, regardless of what's left.
     

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