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Chick crumble or mash for day olds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by appps, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 29, 2012
    I've noticed people saying chick mash. The stuff I bought is chick starter but more of a crumble, would I need to crush it a bit for the first few days?
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    I too have been confused by this :confused:

    If you have chick starter crumble they should be fine on it, I have always just used chick starter even with quail And they are tiny and managed fine with it.
    A mash to me would mean more of a soaked feed, not sure if this right so hopefully some one will chip in with an answer for us.
  3. Farm Girl 1

    Farm Girl 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2014
    The crumble is good, I don't use a chick mash just a chick crumble.

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