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Please help! I am out of chick feed and all the feed stores are closed. What can I feed my approximately 7 week old chicks?
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Do you have any grower or layer?  You can use this for the night.  Another thing you can use is cat food.  Any leftovers from the nights dinner will work for the night.  Use bread, spaghetti, cereal.  Just about anything will work for just the night.

I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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Worst case scenario go out in the yard and get them some grass and weeds. Hopefully you have some chick grit to help them grind the greens into digestible bits. Otherwise follow chocomarans advice.

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My oldest.chicks are only a month but they eat everything, lol leftovers fruits and veggies, finely chopped meats even tiny bits of cheese. I add chick grit and.feed to these, but for one night it shouldn't matter. You can put them out in the yard and let them scratch and eat all they want. At farms in the old days there was no chick feed. The chicks just found their own food out there. They will be fine, stores open in the AM. smile.png
Edited by HappyOldSoul - 6/27/16 at 3:51am
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