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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nick101, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. nick101

    nick101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I feed baby chicks grinded oatmeal for their first few days? Also, what should I feed them instead of starter feed?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    They really need the nutrients provided by starter feed.
     
  3. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Just for a couple of days and then they really need a chick starter feed.
     
  4. nick101

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    the reason why I asked is because I live in chicago and most pet stores don't carry it....
     
  5. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try searching on Google for "livestock animal feed store in Chicago". I just did that and came up the a bunch of names of places you can get chick starter. Hopefully one will be fairly close by your house. [​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  6. Mac in Wisco

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    Pet stores won't carry it, look on google or check the yellow pages for feed stores.
     
  7. nick101

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    ok let me try that thanks a bunch! one of the eggs has already started to pip!!!!!!
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Why would you hatch chicks and not have a feed already bought for them is my question?..a good starter/grower/waters ready for them and a brooder are the main things to start with when hatching chicks...
     
  9. nick101

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    Well I guess I will have to order the food from meyer hatchery. And yes I have everything prepared for them, but the starter feed. There are many other things a chick can live of rather then starter feed, just not as nutritional.. but those are the cons of having chicks in the city,
     
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