Wow! eatting alot more since relocating

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Livinzoo, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    I put my 28 6 week old chicks and 4 ducks outside about a week ago. They have gone through at least 25 lbs of food since then. I don't know if they are knocking it out of the feeder and than scratching it into the dirt or what, but wow that is a lot of food. Maybe I should start rationing them.
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    That is not really alot for 28 chicks. I went through at least 150 lbs for 10 when they were in the house and it will only get worse as they get bigger.
  3. PAJerry

    PAJerry Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    Waterford, PA
    I noticed a real increase in feed use after I let mine go outside during the day. I thought about it and they are getting so much more exercise and fresh air that they are bound to eat more, just like we do when working outside.

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