3 Day Old Chicks..Picky EATERS?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cheepsforkeeps, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. cheepsforkeeps

    cheepsforkeeps Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2010
    We just brought home two 3 day old Marens. I am feeding them the same organic grow mash I feed my 16 week old chickens. They just seem to be pecking at it with not much interest. There are some poops, and they seem energetic, but cheeping loud! I ground it up finer in a cuisan art blender and they still don't seem that keen on it. Should I just be using plain starter? I have about 40 minutes left to go out and get new food, or will they be ok overnight?
  2. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I think when they get hungry enough, they'll eat the organic chick food. If you're concerned about getting some nourishment into them, why not hard boil an egg and mash up the yolk? I guarantee they'll eat it, and you'll feel better.
  3. BackToMyRoots

    BackToMyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    Matthews, NC
    The egg treat might also cut back on the cheeping a bit. Cooked egg is really good for them, from what I heard, so you don't even have to feel guilty about providing it. It's a win-win situation!

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