4 wks old too young for hardboiled eggs?

dsvabulas

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 2, 2009
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Grafton MA
I've seen other posts that have given hardboiled and scrambled. Mine haven't had anything other than yogurt mixed with starter. Also no feedback yet on listless chick. I may try olive oil and massage on her. Thans, Newbie Donna
 

jenni2142

Songster
11 Years
Jul 16, 2008
461
2
131
South Carolina
4 weeks is okay for crumble boiled egg. Also if they are reluctant to eat and ill mine like a mixture of 2 tablespoons baby rice cereal, 2 tablespoons crushed starter, and 1 tablespoon of applesauce with no added sugar. they flatten it down and you just fluff with a fork, that even enticed my little one, that I thought was a goner, to eat.
 

threehorses

Songster
10 Years
Apr 20, 2009
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Houston
I've fed mine that from day one before. Only I mix a little water to help it dissolve well.

I'd agree with Jenni's treat. only I add starter, applesauce, a dab of yogurt or another probiotic*. On my birds, I've blended up a bit of oatmeal the in food processor til it's powder and mixt hat with water and let it sit til it's all absorbed and runny - then mix that with the other stuff.


Honestly I raised a batch of babies from show breeders once that were just weak. (Before they wouldn't hatch at all, until I supplemented them, then the babies were just delicate.) Feeding them this was the only way to get some of them jump started. I always do that with more delicate breeds now.

Funny thing... I've never ever had to do it with a plymouth rock bantam baby, though. They come out looking for food. In fact, I think the reason they hatch is because they think there's food waiting on the other side!


Good luck with your babies.
 

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