What size bag of starter for 3 to 4 chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 4myHennyPenny, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. 4myHennyPenny

    4myHennyPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Hello all,

    Just wondering if you can help me figure out how much feed I need to buy. I'm planning on using the Purina SunFresh Start & Grow unmedicated feed and am expecting 3 to 4 chicks (they're throwing in an extra when they ship them). It says that I can use this feed from the time I receive the chicks until the point of lay (correct?).

    So, what size bag should I order from my feed store? At first I thought 25# would do it, but since it can be used until point of lay, I'm wondering if I need a 50# bag. Any ideas???

    Thanks in advance!
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    50 lb...maybe twice. I am on my 8th bag for 36 and they are only 11 weeks old. I estimate I will use 16 bags before they get to the point of lay. You've got 1/10 the chicks that I have so, 1.6 bags estimated use.
  3. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    It will take a long time for 3-4 chicks to go through a 50# bag of feed. Buy the smaller bags so the food doesn't go bad before they eat it all.

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