Should feed be available all time

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bil420, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. bil420

    bil420 New Egg

    Mar 16, 2013
    Hi Guys

    I have while Leghorn pullets, about 7-8 days old. I know what is their daily requirement (Please correct if i am wrong)
    which is about 6-7 grams per day per chick.

    My question is that do i have to keep their feed plate with some food in it all the time, or is there any fix timing when i feed them.
    like 3-4 or 6 times a day.

    Thanx in advance
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

    I don't actually know how much a chick is supposed to eat per day. I put food in their bowl and when it gets low I clean it up (if needed) and top it up again. This way there is always food available and the chicks can eat when they are hungry.
  3. bil420

    bil420 New Egg

    Mar 16, 2013
    But that's not a Broiler chicken, where you need feed all the time, so that it can convert into cash.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Chicks need feed available all the time, regardless of breed or final purpose.

    When feeding adult birds, there are different views: twice daily feedings of as much as they can finish in fifteen minutes, or free feeding. I am in the latter camp, as I keep their feeders topped daily.

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