WOW!! 25 two week old cornish chicks eat 7 lbs of feed in one day!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by trunkman, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I bought 25 cornish rock chicks 2 weeks ago and feed them according to what the hatchery suggests I should but I fed them 7 pounds of starter/grower last night and when I got home from work this afternoon they were out of food! I think that is a bit too much for such small chicks, I've heard of the 12 hours on and 12 hours off feeding but does anyone have some kind of feeding rate per chick at different stages? I also noticed that one of the chicks was having a bit of a time walking and favoring one leg. Any advice from someone who knows? [​IMG]
     
  2. osbmail

    osbmail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had about 80 of them they would eat 2/3 of a bag of feed a day the last couple weeks. I always fed 2 times a day once in the morning once late at night just fed what they could clean up in a few hours .
     
  3. osbmail

    osbmail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe put the one chick with the bad leg alone .Baby it a little . For a week or so I bet it will be fine.
     

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