new to chicks ???????????????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by flip9109, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. flip9109

    flip9109 Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    st paul mn
    I have decided to use medicated starter when i get my chicks but I don't know how much to get.

    how much can 20 bantam chicks go through? is it worth getting 50lbs?

    after that the next? is how much grower? is there a lb to chick per week or month ratio?
  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    usully like 2.5 lbs of feed to 1 lb of chicken until they are full grown
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    get the 50 lb bag, if they are layers, they will be on starter till they are ready to lay, so you will go through a couple till they are old enough switch when they start to lay, then mix with layer so they get used to new food, quick switch can mess with thier systems.

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