These birds can EAT!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bird_brain_scientist, May 19, 2011.

  1. bird_brain_scientist

    bird_brain_scientist Out Of The Brooder

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    I've raised my first four chicks to the age of 3.5 weeks. I was afraid I was never going to use up the 50lb bag of chick starter mash by the time they were old enough for layer ration, but their appetites have EXPLODED! They are still tiny but are already going through almost quart of feed every day. [​IMG]

    Thing is, I'm going away for a couple of weeks and want to be sure I leave enough food with their babysitter.

    How much food do you find, on average, one bird will eat before reaching the age of lay (20 weeks)?
     
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    bird_brain_scientist Out Of The Brooder

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    I should have added that all four are full-sized birds: one RIR, EE, Welsummer and Plymouth Rock. I think the correct term may also be "crumble" rather than "mash".
     

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