Starter quantities?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tamidon, May 27, 2008.

  1. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much starter feed should I buy per chick? I don't want to have loads leftover,but would like to get the best economy possible
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    There's a table in the back of Robert Plamondon's chick book that says basically (this is for layer chicks, not meat chicks, btw, and I assume it figures in some sort of wasted-feed factor):

    each chick will eat ~1 lb from hatching til 1 month
    or not quite 4 lbs from hatchiing til 2months
    or not quite 8 lbs from hatching til 3 months.

    FWIW, my 19, formerly 20, went through the first 50-lb bag (well, I *think* it was 50 lbs, now I'm not sure, I will check in a few minutes) in exactly 3 weeks, although that's with a WHOLE BIG LOT of waste.

    Hope this helps somewhat,

    Pat
     

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