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  1. chicchic25

    chicchic25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All!
    We bought 6 pullets 1 wk ago they did not tell us how old they were but from pics I've been looking at my guess is they are now approx 2 1/2 weeks old?? Feel free to correct me...it's merely a guess on my part. [​IMG]

    For the last 2 days I've woke up to an almost empty feeder (I feed them MannaPro Chick Starter Medicated). The feeder/water are the ones purchased in the "starter kits" and seem to be a good size for all the wee ones. I thought they were kicking it out of the feeder but when i cleaned their pen/box there was very little to be found. Should I limit how much they eat or just let them have all they want for now?

    They all seem to be growing at an incredible rate and have their feathers coming in! Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    They look to be closer to day old than 2.5 weeks.
    Feed them all they can consume. They won't overeat. Limiting food at this age can stunt growth.

    They do grow fast.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    Definitely let them eat as much as they can eat. They are growing fast, molting and regrowing feathers at an alarming rate, so they need all the nutrients they can get right now. Their organs and brains are also still forming too. So keep them in feed. :)

    Enjoy these cutie pies and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC! So glad you could join! [​IMG]

    You got some very good advise from the other members.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You really do have a bunch of cutie pies - take a lot of photos now - soon they will be gawky teenagers. BTW Very glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  8. ScenicViews

    ScenicViews Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love their names!

    Welcome!!

    This is definitely the place to be! You can ask anything!! Some one either knows the answer or will send you a link!

    I love it here![​IMG]
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Chicks are constantly growing so let them eat as much as they need too.

    They are very cute!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    I wouldn't limit the food, either. Chicks usually eat as much as they need.

    Good luck with your chicks!
     

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