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  1. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    Is it still in the bag? There should be a date code on the bottom sewn in strip or on the tag depending on brand. That date code is the mill date. It is best to use feed before six months past the date on the bag. If it is more than six months old the nutrients degrade and it is no longer...
  2. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    I use the non medicated feed. The medication in medicated is a thiamin blocker. It is not a true medication like an antibiotic would be.....it is safe to eat eggs laid when they are eating it. I just prefer the non medicated. You could get an all flock feed as others mentioned(those do not...
  3. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    Just til you get chick starter Friday....... Wasn't saying from here on out was saying these next few days til you get the right feed.
  4. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    Honest to goodness I would be giving them the layer feed. A few days of that is WAY less harmful that trying to mix up human foods to try and balance it. Straight up it is just 3-4 days of layer feed.....it will not hurt them one bit.
  5. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    That sounds like an awesome plan. :thumbsup Maybe dad can make the run alone as long as he understands which food you need.
  6. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    Alternative to yogurt and tuna they can eat a bit of unseasoned cooked chicken. Yes chickens eating chicken. Do you have plain Cheerios? A tiny bit of that won't hurt them. Kitchen veggie scraps, fruit peels and bits of meat left from dinner are ok too. It is going to be a rough week.
  7. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    The runny poo is not good of course. No more yogurt. You have til Friday right?
  8. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    You can choose either. I feed starter until mine are laying and have done it that way for decades.
  9. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    You are welcome. I have seen several of your posts and know you are trying hard to get through this week.
  10. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    No harm done at all. They will be fine.
  11. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    Yes but just tiny amounts. I would feed each one about 1/2 teaspoon twice a day. I give my laying hens canned mackerel during molting as a boost. It also has added salt.
  12. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    While that may be true there are other things that went on too. Those chickens didn't lay as many eggs as todays birds do. They were also often processed for dinner before they got to 3 years old. There were also a lot less pesticides being used so more bugs to find. I could go on and on and on...
  13. 21hens-incharge

    Chick Starter Recipe Please

    Is there a reason she doesn't want to buy the chick feed?
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