Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh out of food help!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AHappychick, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    ok I am out of starter feed, and cant get more until tomorrow. The closest place to get any is 45 minutes away and they sold out and I had to wait for the shipment which does not come till this afternoon and by then I cant go. What can I give them in the meantime they were just fed but the runner ducks eat A LOT!!! I was not expecting such piggies and did not plan well, I will not make this mistake again but can someone tell me what to do???

    I do have layer feed but dont think I should give it to them. I have yogurt, greens and plenty of oat meal and such but is there something specific I should give them and is instant or slow cooked oatmeal best? do i cook the oatmeal first or give it to them as is. how about rice should I cook them some??? I feel like such a bad mommy!
     
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  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    hard boiled eggs crumbled up might do you until tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  3. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any veggies laying around? Or oatmeal?
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Cornmeal, rice, oatmeal? Cook it up and serve. You could even add some of the layer feed, in moderation.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Make sure they have grit or access to dirt so that they can digest the goodies.
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    My Uncle swears by uncooked grits for his chicks.
     
  7. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this has happened to me also. i too used oatmeal and what i could find around the house, crumpled up corn chips and i used to use a coffee bean grinder to grind up fresh popcorn and they went nutty.
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Actually, for one day the layer mash wouldn't hurt them a bit.
     
  9. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd feed them the layer for a couple days and maybe supplement with anything high in protein like the boiled egg.
     
  10. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    oh thank you very much!
     

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