how much should they eat? (and poo)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kezai, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. kezai

    kezai Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I be restricting the amount of chick crumb I give them? They're eating a small ramekin full every day - and its getting empty earlier every day. they're three weeks old and there's two chicks. I've offered corn and they don;t seem to know what to do with it. They also pooing vast amounts - it can be quite runy - is this normal? Help please new to chick rearing. Thanks.
     
  2. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. kezai

    kezai Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks - lol at the pictures on the link. But very helpful.
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I'm actually a teensy bit curious about how much they normally poop.

    They have been eating almost non-stop since I got home and it doesn't seem like mine are pooping much. They have nice clean butts though!
     
  5. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love that link. I have studied it several times to see if what my chicks are pooping is normal or not. So far all is normal.

    Edited to say chicks poop A LOT!
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  6. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They definitely poop a lot. I change our brooder litter every 2-3 days so far. It's fine with me, more for the compost pile.
     

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