What time to feed chicks?

bakinghomesteader

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 13, 2009
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Can I feed them when I get up around 8am? I also feed them when I go to bed around 9 pm. Is this ok? Are these times ok for them when they go to the coop also?

Another question--after they start laying late summer, how often do I collect eggs? Thanks!
 

WoodlandWoman

Crowing
12 Years
May 8, 2007
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Are these growing chicks? I would definitely keep food in front of them all the time. They really need a lot of food as they are growing.

I also keep food available all the time for my laying hens. They only eat the amount they need. I just fill the feeder as it gets low.

Eggs can be collected once a day or several times a day. In really hot or really cold weather people usually try to collect more often. In more moderate weather, they might collect less often.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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Quote:Yep, for the hens too. I forget the actual numbers, but running out of food or water for even a few hours can disrupt laying.
 

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