Increased appetite with move to bigger brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amarook, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved my chicks out to the larger brooder in the shed. Last night was their second night. They went from a 100 qt. Plastic tube to a 4' x 3' brooder which is 2 feet tall.

    I swear they went through a LOT more food in the last 2 days.

    Anyone else notice a change in appetite, or consumption like this?

    Or could they just be wasting it and I didn't notice?

    for the record I feed them out of a TSC chick feeder, the kind for a mason jar, and I only filled it about 1/3 of the way.
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  2. slickchick

    slickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I noticed the same thing. However, keep in mind they are getting bigger. I started out with a 20 lb bag of starter from the feed mill, and just bought a 50 lb bag last Thursday and it is half gone. These guys really know how to chow down. I do have 17, 5 week olds though. How many do you have?
     
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  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
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    They are more active generally with more room. Everyone is hungry after a day at the gym!
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  4. slickchick

    slickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have 9 3 week old RIRs.
    We are still on our first 20 lb bag of Chick starter.
    I'm starting to think that I'm going to have to get another bag soon. [​IMG]

    GROW CHICKIES GROW! I can't wait till my first eggs. I'm so eggcited. [​IMG]
     

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