They won't stop eating!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jeffross1968, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
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    LOL, I had no idea! I have 3 chicks, around 3 weeks old, who are eating a quart of grower/starter every day...sometimes a bit more. Is this normal? Should I be limiting their food some? It's out first hatched chicks...have 20 more on the way and want to make sure I'm not overfeeding.

    Good lord they are growing!!!

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  2. acoustic-rooster

    acoustic-rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the more they eat the more they grow! Don't worry about overfeeding though, its normal [​IMG]
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Babys eat poop drink play and sleep , then eat poop drink play and sleep [​IMG] I am sorry but thats how it goes for about the first 2 months. See how many crickets they eat [​IMG] or how many mealworms [​IMG]
     
  4. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats healthy. my chicks dont eat as much but oh well [​IMG] yours are healthy though there fine! [​IMG]
     
  5. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 and they dont eat as much, but who am I to say that's not normal, I also offer about 1/4- 1/3 cup of sprouts a day!
     
  6. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Impressive! I'll bet they're all roolets!
     
  7. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is no where near normal.

    They are not eating this much! They are wasting it.

    At 3 weeks of age you should still be feeding them in a covered feeder (long tray looking thing with a slide top that has holes in it). The feed is not filled to the top of the tray as they will knock it out.

    Chicks are very wasteful. A quart of chick crumbles at three weeks of age would feed near twenty five chicks.
     
  8. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just gave my newly hatched bcms and lavendar orps some live meal worms this morning [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] They look like little fuzzy elephants running around with the worms protuding from their beaks [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Quote:So far, I've noticed very little waste. I have the feeder up on a 2x4. I took them out of the brooder yesterday and into a small run outside while I cleaned the brooder. I want poking through it all, and could not have strained out enough food to make any difference. They are seriously eating nearly a quart a day between them. I have one of those other feeders, with the slide top. I'll try that and see if I'm missing something. But I really think they're eating that much, LOL.
     
  10. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You had best start a savings account for feed right now. [​IMG] Mine haven't stopped eating like feathered piggies. [​IMG]
     

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