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how to make mash for newborn chicks

post #1 of 8
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Can i just use chick started and water?

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post #2 of 8

Why do you want to make a mash?  Just give them fresh water and chick starter in seperate containers.

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If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #3 of 8
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They have chick starter grower crumbles but it doesn't seem like they are eating it......

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post #4 of 8

What kind of chicks do you have and how old are they?  If they're a bantam breed you might need to crush the crmbles up a bit so they can eat them more easily.  If you decide to make a mush you can just mix the crumble with warm water, but it sours easily so you'll have to change it out frequently.

I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #5 of 8
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they are 2 standard cochins and 1 welsummer/leghorn cross.  They are all 4 days old.

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Here chick chick chick!  Moved from a large city to a small town.  There is nothing like seeing the stars in the country.  My family is my world and my son and my daughter are the prince and princess of it.
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post #6 of 8

When they are that young they do not need to eat much. By day 3 they have absorbed the yolk sac and will begin to eat and drink. 
I have wet their chick feed down with warm water to encourage them to eat but this tends to make it harder to transition them to just eating dry feed.
After years of raising chicks it is easier to start them in brooder on newspaper with dry feed scattered around and the waterer with marbles in tray to keep them from drowning.

No matter how much we push the envelope it is still stationary......
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No matter how much we push the envelope it is still stationary......
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post #7 of 8

Those breeds of chicks should have no trouble with the chick starter crumble.  I agree with lilchick that they are just getting to the point that they will really start eating.

I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #8 of 8

throw the crumbles in  the  blender

if it moves and is smaller than them, they will give it a try.  Think tiny velociraptors
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if it moves and is smaller than them, they will give it a try.  Think tiny velociraptors
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