newbies from green country Oklahoma.

youngcluckers

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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.

Thanks
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sourland

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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.
 

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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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