How much food?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cuttingedge1975, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. cuttingedge1975

    cuttingedge1975 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2016
    We have our baby chicks coming on April 22nd and was wondering approximately how much Starter food they will go through in the first couple of weeks. I would like to have a months supply on hand.
    Our list of Chicks
    2 Welsummer
    2 Barred Rocks
    3 New Hampshire Reds
    3 Rhode Island Reds
    2 White Plymouth Rocks
    4 Americauna
    2 Production Reds
    1 Black Australorp
    1 Black Sex Link
    Also, is it better to feed medicated food or non medicated?
    Thanks for any insight.
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I would expect 20 birds to go through 3-5 50# bags in the first 8 weeks, when they should be switched to starter. If you want the feed to last a month I'd recommend having 2-3 bags on hand.

    Medicated is recommended, it will get them off to a better start.

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