How much grower feed will I need per chick (from 3 to 18 weeks)?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by EileenB, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. EileenB

    EileenB New Egg

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    Hi all, I am a brand new poster! I just got my first ever chicks, and wanted to put in an order for grower feed. Any ideas on how many lbs of feed they would go through between 3 and 18 weeks? They are all pullets (hopefully), in standard sizes (1 each of Buff Orpington, Australorp, and EE). I don't want to be left with too much feed that I have to throw out once they switch to layer feed, and am also a little concerned about freshness. I wanted to try organic foods, and can only get these online at either 25lbs or 50lbs. I would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thank you!
    EileenB
     
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would order 3 50 lbs. bags of grower. I have 35 chicks (4 weeks) they go through a 50 lb bag of feed every two weeks.
     
  3. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot...............[​IMG] from Eastern Kentucky.
     
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome first of all and congrats on your chicks......hmmm I have never really taken a count of how much I go through, but actually you can switch over to flock raiser at about 6-8 weeks and they can eat that all the time even when laying....just suplement it with oyster shells when they start laying for extra protein.
     
  5. EileenB

    EileenB New Egg

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    Quote:LOL, that's a lot of feed! And here I thought that I would have a ton leftover.... Thanks for your help!

    EileenB
     
  6. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I went through 1 25 lb bag for 5 chicks till they went out to their coop. I am on # 2 50 lb now. yah barred Buff says, and I agree

    3 50 lb bags is about right.
     

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