New chicks just arrived

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by asaxton, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. asaxton

    asaxton In the Brooder

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    Our new babies arrived this morning. They appear to all be doing great. I have introduced them to the food and they can't seem to get enough. Is it ok to leave the feeder in the brooder with them full time (besides for cleaning). The real question being whether or not they will overeat like a goldfish.
     
  2. cassey40

    cassey40 Songster

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    good luck with the new babies, I leave the feed in at all time's and they some to be doing great growning like weeds. I'm new at this so i hope i'm doing the right thing too [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Featherwisp

    Featherwisp Songster

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    Yep, just leave the feeder in with them all the time. They will eat when they want to. They wont eat themselves to death! [​IMG]
     
  4. asaxton

    asaxton In the Brooder

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    That's good to know. I understand that they didn't eat during the shipping. It just seems that they haven't stopped. LOL
     
  5. Alyssandra

    Alyssandra In the Brooder

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    unless they are meat birds you leave the food all the time....with meat birds after they are a certain age you leave it 12 in 12 out (or atleast that is what I have read)
     
  6. chirpchirp

    chirpchirp In the Brooder

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    congrats! i *hopefully* get my chicks next week - they ship on monday! i hope i have the same good fortune of safe and healthy chicks:p
     
  7. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

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    I got mine today, too. They're finally quiet! They were starving and thirsty. Now that they've pigged out they're all sleeping.

    Let them eat!

    Where did you get yours from??

    Laurie
     
  8. asaxton

    asaxton In the Brooder

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    I got mine from Stromberg's. I went to a chicken swap event at Tractor Supply and met a really nice gentlemen who had been raising Bantams for 70 yrs. He recommended them.
     

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