Question about free feeding chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 3sacrowd, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. 3sacrowd

    3sacrowd Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Our chicks are 3 weeks and 2 weeks old. They constantly have access to food and water. I'm wondering if I should be taking the food out at night or I should leave it in the brooder so they can eat whenever they would like.

    We have six healthy and happy (I'm guessing) little chicks: a polish, barred rock, Amerucauna, Buckeye, French Copper Black Maran, and a Buff Orpington.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Kandi
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    At three weeks, the chicks eat whenever they get the urge. I allow free access to fresh water and feed 24/7 to brooder chicks.

    Once they are in the coop, they'll be fed twice a day, making rounds for chores. No feed laying out at night for rodent control.
     
  3. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    Leave it in to allow them free choice. Good luck and [​IMG]
     
  4. 3sacrowd

    3sacrowd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much! We wanted to make sure we weren't overfeeding them. It seems like all they do is eat, sleep, poop, cheep... in no particular order. [​IMG]

    This is such a great site and it's fabulous to post a question and immediately get some feed back (no pun intended) that is helpful and sincere.

    Thanks!

    Kandi
     
  5. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad to have you! And that is what we are here for. We chicks gotta stick together & help each other out. [​IMG]
     

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