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1 day old chick, what do I feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nancylee, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. nancylee

    nancylee Out Of The Brooder

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    Its my first time with a new chick, just hatched yesterday. What do I feed it. I have the starter mix, but do I need to add water to it? It seems hard for the little chick.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have the chick starter crumbles, that should be fine. My day olds had no problem with it. You could add a little water to it to turn it into a mash if your chick is having problems swallowing it.
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Make sure your chick has plenty of fresh water and give it the chick starter dry. It is designed for young birds and I would continue to feed it until point of lay.
     
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    medicated crumble if not vaccinated. If they are vaccinated regular crumble is fine. Mine are eating it now and they are 2 days old. They can go 2 days from the yolk they absorb.
     

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