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Can I feed Crumbles to chicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pnkbrry24, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. pnkbrry24

    pnkbrry24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ran out of medicated feed today, and the store is closed, is it okay if I feed my 2 week old chicks crumbles for today?

    Thanks
     
  2. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they should be more than fine w/ that. Mine eat the pellets their mama eats too. They don't have to have medicated feed unless you just want them too. I just give mine chick crumbles.
     
  3. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine have only had crumbles. and they do great now on the finisher crumbles before i mve them to pellets.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree. No problem. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  5. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
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    Quote:As long as they are starter crumbles. You don't want to use grower or layer crumbles yet. Definitely not layer.
     
  6. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine only eat crumbles. Because I raise bantams I do grind it down even finer so they waste much less feed. When in grow out pen I feed crumbles (non ground) and also hang a feeder with the feed that the other adult chickens get. As birds get older they do start eating the pellets on their own making the switch very easy.
     
  7. pnkbrry24

    pnkbrry24 Out Of The Brooder

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    ohh, I have been giving them the Layena Crumbles I give to my hens. Better go to the store now.
     

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