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Help! We are out of chick food

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My husband forgot to get chick feed while he was out and nowhere is open tomorrow . I have 6 week chicks and 5 , maybe 2 -3 week old chicks , what can I give them ?
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Do you have other  chickens?  You can feed them adult food, if pellets you might need to grind it down to crumbles.

 

If not and you need to feed them human stuff, you'll need to give them grit.  Being omnivores they can eat just about anything.  I'd probably do some cooked oatmeal, scrambled eggs, any other hot grain type cereal.  It's only a day, so they should be just fine.

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x2 on the scrambled egg. That is very good food for them. You can also feed them a little cooked rice, not too much. And bugs, if you can catch some. Natural food :)

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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