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post #11 of 19

What is it?  If you don't know what it is, do NOT feet it to the chicks.  Identifying seeds by such pictures will be almost impossible.

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post #12 of 19

Also, as long as the chicks are only eating chick starter, you will not need grit.  If you add anything else, they will.

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post #13 of 19
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I only have two kinds. One the rocky ones. And ones the sand one with the corn and I mix them both together with the yellow dots. They seems to like the yellow dots?? My mom said they can eat it. It's small yellow beans!?! I'm trying to find other vara rites cuz I'm running out of grain for my chicks. And I'm trying to look for things they like
Edited by yellowblack - 3/3/16 at 5:53pm
post #14 of 19

I'd be concerned that what you are feeding them isn't balanced for the chicks.  I would not feed what you have as their primary feed.  Get some chick starter and keep this for treats only.  You could go dig for worms and bugs for some protein and even add some oatmeal or such into your blend there.  The BEST thing I've found to use for chicks if you are short on feed is to scramble up some eggs until you get to the store.  After all, they have everything a chick needs to thrive already in them.

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post #15 of 19
I would be concerned about a few things. One those swelling after they were ingested, two, the birds getting VERY sick from lack of vitamins and nutrition and minerals. I've had deficiency in my flock and it's AWFUL. You are A LOT BETTER OFF FEEDING A BALANCED CHICK STARTER FEED. you can get this food at most feed stores, tractor supply stores or online. it is NOT expensive for a large bag. this way you know that you are feeding a COMPLETE meal with a perfect balance of vitamin,mineral, amino acids, and all they need to grow healthy. you can NOT get the nutrients they need from a few seeds it MUST be balanced! PLEASE listen to my warning. Vitamin defiencys can render them unable to walk and even cause death. you start with the feed called Chick starter then when they get older and begin to lay get Layer feed. I really hope this helps you out.
post #16 of 19
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Thank you everyone for your help!! I will consider feeding my chicks better!! Thank you so much!!
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No offence but please work on your spelling

Please learn to spell before making remarks to others for leaving an "O" out. It's "definitely" wink.png
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Did you mean definitely?  Only pointed it out since you called someone else out when their O fell off of a word.  ;)

:lau:lau:lau :lau :lau :lau  

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Please learn to spell before making remarks to others for leaving an "O" out. It's "definitely" wink.png

:lau:lau:lau :lau :lau :lau  

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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