Feeding your new chicks

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by magewife, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. magewife

    magewife Member

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    I have 10 chicks that are 1 week old and I have 25 chicks that are 2 weeks old. How much food per chick should I be feeding them and how often? I am new to this.
     
  2. campyn

    campyn New Member

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    I just filled the feed containers and would refill when empty. I did not worry about how much to feed them they just free feed/
     

  3. magewife

    magewife Member

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    Mine are in brooders right now but they seem to eat non stop if I leave the feed in there and if I take it out they chirp forever.
     
  4. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Fill the feeder and leave both food and water available 24/7 .
     
  5. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    I'm sorry but your question sounds like one of those nasty math problems. Lol. Glad the answer was simple.
     
  6. twentynine

    twentynine New Member

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    Keep food and water available 24/7.

    I remove the waterer daily clean with bleach then refill. The feeder, when they are first hatched I use a very small feeder, after the first week I move up in size. I try to estimate how much then can eat in 24 hours, then I remove the feeder discard remaing feed and clean feeder, refill, replace.
     
  7. TheChickenGuy

    TheChickenGuy New Member

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    For the first 4 weeks or so, you feed adlibitum, that is, continuosly.