What time to feed chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bakinghomesteader, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. bakinghomesteader

    bakinghomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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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!
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  4. bakinghomesteader

    bakinghomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, they have food and water at all times, they never run out. I didn't know if that would be the same for hens. [​IMG]
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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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.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My Coop
    I keep my feeders and waterers full and available to my birds 24/7.
     

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