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Quick - Can I feed my 2 week old chicks Layer Feed for a day?

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I have 4 2-week old chicks.  I ran out of starter feed.  Went to the pet store with plenty in their dish to sustain them today.  Picked up a bag.  And got home.  Tonight they're out of food, so I got the bag out of my trunk and it's GROWER not STARTER.  It's organic and it's like whole corn, whole oats, etc... Ugh!  It's too late to go to the store tonight.  They all seem to be hungry (small crops, chirping and scratching around a lot).  

 

I have layer crumbles in the coop.  I could go get some of that to hold them over.  Would that be better than the grower organic feed I have which is corn and oats... etc...

 

Martha

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Sure. They'll be fine for one day. You can also use oatmeal- grind it they blender if it seem to big for  them. or you can throw the grower mix  in the blender and give it a coarse chopping if you think it is too big for them. The calcium in the layer mix is not ideal long tern for your young  birds, but one day isn't likely to matter. 

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