new chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aflad2012, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. aflad2012

    aflad2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone,
    I have a question for anyone out there. I was wondering does anyone know approximately how much chicken started feed would 5 baby chicks go through before changing to the next feed. I was debating on buying a 50lb. bag but wasn't sure if I should buy that much.
    We are waiting for the call to pick up our babies. They should be arriving either Wednesday or Thursday and we are just giddy to have little chicks. Our coop is just about ready, we only have to put on the hardware cloth and a couple of latches and pretty it up with some flowers when the weather permits.

    Can't wait to share the pics. with everyone. Also, is it just me...but when I tell people I'm getting baby chickens they look at me like I'm crazy for having chickens in town. I mean really... its in Sioux Falls, SD not like its a huge city. I feel its not any worse than having a dog which we have. I think it will be easier.[​IMG]
     
  2. gabirder

    gabirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the gateway to the Okefenokee Swamp and the Folkston Funnel - a train watchers paradise!
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    I have around 30 chicks that have gone through 50# in 4 weeks, if that helps
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Buy the 50. They'll absolutely eat it all. You won't be switching to layer for 4 more months.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Congrats and good luck with your new chicks. The 50lb bag will be fine. I am sure you will go through it all. You can feed the starter for quite awhile. :thumbsup
     
  6. aflad2012

    aflad2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. That helps me a lot[​IMG]
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you should buy the 50 lb. bag. My chicks gobble up food as fast as you can say BYC!
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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