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

    Apr 5, 2009
    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

    Jan 21, 2009
    Kalispell, Montana
  3. kezai

    kezai Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2009
    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

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    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

    Apr 10, 2009
    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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