Can baby chickens eat oatmeal?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GammaPoppyLilyFlutter, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    I want to make a little flockblock for my 2-week-old EE chicks. However, to make it I need to use oatmeal to bind their feed together. Can the babies eat oatmeal? I know their crops are sensitive and they can't eat everything older hens eat (like layer crumbles), but can they eat oatmeal?
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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Yup. They'll be fine. Chick starter is best.

    A scrabled egg will give them a big boost.
     
  3. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Ok, thanks [​IMG] I'll add that to their treat. Right now they are eating hard-boiled egg and medicated chick starter but I guess scrambled egg they might like better
     
  4. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure they are getting grit, too, if they aren't already. They don't need it for scrambled egg or chick starter, but they will for a flock block.
     

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