how much should new chicks be eating?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrv19, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I expected them to eat more. They were born 4 days ago and frequent their feeder but seems to peck a few times and then theyre on their way. The feed level doesnt seem to be going down. Everyone looks healthy and is pooping plenty, drinking, etc. I guess i just expected them to be little gluttons.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't worry, they're just getting started and they'll be gorging on and kicking feed all over the brooder soon. Chicks live off the remains of their yolk for the first 3 days or so. If they're checking out the food, drinking and are active, I wouldn't worry about them, just enjoy :)
     
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  3. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I didnt think of that.
     

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