My chicks are 4 weeks. How much to feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bakinghomesteader, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. bakinghomesteader

    bakinghomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. Do I still keep their feeder full at all times? Or do I just fill it twice a day? I filled it this morning (its one with 14 holes, 7 on each side) and they ate it all already (it's noon) I filled it back up. Is that ok or should I not fill it up again til night? I have 16 4 week olds.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I kept feed available to my chicks at all times. Still do now that they're grown.
     
  3. bakinghomesteader

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    Well, what I did was take the top off. It didn't seem like they could get all the way to the bottom for the food cuz they're getting bigger. They ate it all up and I refilled it, but they didn't go crazy for it. They are just sleeping now. I guess they eat when they are hungry right? not just cuz it's there. Thanks!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yeah, they don't tend to overeat like a dog would.
     
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    Thank you! This board is soooo wonderful! Thanks to posters like you! [​IMG]
     
  6. Chirpy

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    You already got the answer but I thought I'd ditto it..... keep their feeder full at all times.


    I also like to spread some feed into the shavings so they have something to scratch around for. That keeps them busy and happy.
     

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