How much to feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gogododo, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. gogododo

    gogododo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi gang,

    I have 27 chicks, about 3 weeks old at this point and am wondering how much feed should they get? i have them on the chick feed and usually give them some in the morning and in the evening, but when i feed them they dive in like they are starved. How much should i be feeding them?

    I starting to think i got feathered pigs...


    Tom
     
  2. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Keep their feeder full all the time. They will eat as much as they need. We have eight chickens, and when they were chicks I put a quart feeder in the brooder. Most of the time I filled it in the morning and by evening there would be about a cup left. We graduated to a three pound feeder when they moved into the coop. Now we have two of them and I fill about every 36 hrs. Good luck with your flock, Tom!

    Marcy
     
  3. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    And, [​IMG]

    This is a great place to learn! Lots of really smart folks. Enjoy!
     
  4. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice to join us [​IMG]

    X2 keep the medicated chick feed coming and all they can each with fresh water I would add vitamin plus Some Apple Vinegar Cider.
     

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