newbies from green country Oklahoma.


In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 23, 2013
broken arrow Oklahoma
We got our very first group of chicks, 6 Blue laced red splash wyandottes. The chicken tractor is a work in progress. Hopefully it'll be done in time.

A couple questions:

Chicks ate a ton of food the first day we got them 3 days ago. But now they are eating much less. How much should 6 chicks eat daily? Should we be worried they're eating less?

How old do you think these chicks are? We bought them at a poultry auction so we didn't get much info on them.


Picture is somewhat indistinct, but I'm guessing that they are a couple of weeks old. When you first got them, they were probably feed deprived and hungry - that would explain why they initially ate so much. As long as they are eating, drinking, active and pooping normally - all is fine. Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your new flock.
from New Mexico!

Chicks will regulate their eating as time goes on. And they will need less as they grow. I would say they appear to be about 2, or 2 1/2 weeks old.

Great to have you aboard and enjoy the forums! Enjoy your new flock. :)

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