Question about feeding baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by matimeo, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. matimeo

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    I've noticed that my baby chicks aren't eating the larger pieces in their crumbles. They eat their food until only the biggest pieces are left, then cheep loudly until I put more in, then they eat it like greedy little pigs. Is this normal? I'm assuming they can eat the larger pieces, but they seem like they'd rather be hungry, which doesn't seem right for a chicken. Any thoughts or experience would be much appreciated.
     

  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

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    Sounds about right to me.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yeah all normal .............. no worries.
     
  4. Sissy

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    I added some hardboiled eggs
    all mashed up. into their crumbles
    they loved it.
     

  5. matimeo

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    Would it be best to make them eat the big pieces before I put anymore in?
     
  6. VioletandBodie

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    well if they starve themselfs they will die so just crush the big peaces in the blender and give it back to them
     
  7. Yay Chicks!

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    I would just keep adding to it. They grow so fast that they'll be eating the big pieces before you know it.
     

  8. Kittymomma

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    Yay Chicks! :

    I would just keep adding to it. They grow so fast that they'll be eating the big pieces before you know it.

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