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Organic Feed Options for Baby Chicks?

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I feed my flock of 5 an organic grain mix. Are there other organic options for baby chicks due to hatch in 1 week?  Can I grind feed in food processor and mix with yogurt?

I have a small flock of Standard Partridge Cochin, Gold Laced Wyandotte, speckeled sussex, Welsummer, Sexed Link Marans, Polish hen and roo, a patient husband, 12 year old daughter who is thrilled with my new hobby, a dog, 3 cats and 4 bee hives.

 

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I have a small flock of Standard Partridge Cochin, Gold Laced Wyandotte, speckeled sussex, Welsummer, Sexed Link Marans, Polish hen and roo, a patient husband, 12 year old daughter who is thrilled with my new hobby, a dog, 3 cats and 4 bee hives.

 

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The chicks need about 20% protein...I buy organic chick starter at the feed store for chicks.

 

I feed my seed/grain mix (see my BYC page if interested) to them after 8 weeks of age. Giving them scrambled eggs is one easy way to up the protein. That is nature's chick food!

 

You can mix some chick starter in to your mix even after 8 weeks (actually what is really recommended is that the chick starter be used even beyond that or switch to grower, LOL). I do that if I notice that they are craving protein or just give them more smashed up peanuts than usual when they are teenagers.

 

The middle period between chickhood and adulthood...usually 17% protein is recommended or thereabouts.

 

 

 

 


Edited by ChickensAreSweet - 1/24/12 at 8:51pm

Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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I was at Whole Foods market the other day...Not sure if you have those wherever you live (I'm in AZ), but they were selling certified organic chick starter crumbles.

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Thanks so much! I will check out both ideas. Cant wait for chicks to hatch...5 days till lock down!!

I have a small flock of Standard Partridge Cochin, Gold Laced Wyandotte, speckeled sussex, Welsummer, Sexed Link Marans, Polish hen and roo, a patient husband, 12 year old daughter who is thrilled with my new hobby, a dog, 3 cats and 4 bee hives.

 

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I have a small flock of Standard Partridge Cochin, Gold Laced Wyandotte, speckeled sussex, Welsummer, Sexed Link Marans, Polish hen and roo, a patient husband, 12 year old daughter who is thrilled with my new hobby, a dog, 3 cats and 4 bee hives.

 

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