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How much should we feed our baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RoosterMaverick, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. RoosterMaverick

    RoosterMaverick Hatching

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    Hi,
    We just got our baby chicks and were wondering how much we should feed them. Should the feeder just always be full or should we limit it? Also how old should they be before we can start feeding them scratch? Thanks Alot!
     
  2. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Songster

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    Chick crumb shouldn't need scratch and I just keep the feeders full, they eat ALOT
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Free choice chick feed; no scratch or treats until you supply small grit, and make sure any goodies are in VERY limited quantities. My broody raised chicks are out and around eating whatever after about one week, but still MOSTLY chick feed. Brooder raised chicks will be out much later depending on the weather and your set-up. Mary
     

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