what do you feed three 2 week old chicks, how much, and how long?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fushalilly, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    Rhode Island
    what do you feed three 2 week old chicks, how much, and how long?

    These are RIR Barred rock crosses. What should they be eating to be great future egg layers?

    Brand names would help so I know exactly what to get.

    Also, once they are too old for that feed, what should they be eating, how much, and for how long?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Right now they should be on a "chick starter" or a "chick starter/grower". Feed them this starter grower till they start to lay eggs.

    Brand doesn't really matter, but some common ones are Honor and Purina. You can get the feeds at your feed store.
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  3. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Songster

    Oct 30, 2007
    Simpsonville, SC
    We use Dumor, but I don't like the crumbles for when the get older, I like the pellets better. [​IMG]

    Just my two cents
  4. jray

    jray In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2008
    Piedmont, SC
    I started mine on Purina Start N Grow, but switched to Nutrena Nature Wise because it was easier to get. My chicks seemed to like them both and have done well.
  5. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I keep mine on starter until they are nearing laying age, about 7 months, or so. I then switch to laying pellets. The brand is not important, just make sure its a reputable company. I free feed them and recommend that you do too. Don't let your chicks run out of feed. Have food and fresh water available at all times. Don't try to set up a schedule as you would for other livestock. They eat off and on constantly, but if you only have three a bag of feed will last you quite a long time.

    Good Luck!
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