Can baby chicks have Cinnamon Apple-sauce?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by HuffleClaw, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Ducks!

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    ^ that’s the question! Can they? Reason I’m asking is I have a “slower”, not necessarily weaker, 2 day old chick. I’m thinking he could eat it a LOT easier than the starter feed. Of course I’ll still offer the starter grower, but maybe the applesauce could give him a boost? I’m already putting PND in the water as well.

    Thanks in advance,
    Kayla.
     
  2. 9SpiceyChickens

    9SpiceyChickens Crowing

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    Yep, I fed sephora and Bubblegum that and they're fine!
     
  3. HuffleClaw

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    Sephora? Like the makeup store? I'm kind of sad you don't have an Ulta too.:)
     
  5. Chick-N-Fun

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    Instead of applesauce, maybe some finely chopped up egg yolks??
     
  6. HuffleClaw

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    I’ll try that today as well, thank you!
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

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    Take a small amount of chick starter, soak it in warm water for about 30 minutes, make it into a nice wet mash about the consistency of your applesauce. Give that to your chick.

    While the applesauce won't hurt her, it's not a nutritional as starter and it can cause a bit of diarrhea as well.

    Cute Baby!
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I use a coffee grinder for my tiny Ducklings that have issues with bigger crumbles. Does it eat at all? I would sprinkle feed on the paper towels and I bet it eats the feed.
    Very adorable little baby.
     
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    Too darn cute!
    I promise you...I heard
    Yummm in between bites
     
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  10. HuffleClaw

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    Thank you! The only way I can get him to actually eat is to wet the starter grower and feed him like what you saw in the video. I’m trying my hardest to keep him strong and healthy. :)

    He eats a bit. I usually have to feed him like what you saw in the video. I’ll try sprinkling small bits on a paper towel and see what happens. Thank you!
    He does seem to like it :love
     

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