Chick Food in PetsMart?

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  1. ChickensRock01

    ChickensRock01 Out Of The Brooder

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    We ran out of chick starter feed and the feed store is really far away. Is there something from petsmart i can give my chicks instead of the starter feed? My chickies are 4 weeks old.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    What ever you find to feed them, it really needs to be a temporary solution because growing babies need a balanced diet for chicks. If Petsmart is the only place you can find food for your chicks, you might have a look in the parrot section of the store. If they sell any pelleted feed, you could use that for a short period of time. Usually pelleted parrot feed is somewhere around 15%. You could always add some hard boiled egg each day to help boost up the protein levels. If you can find any Flock Raiser, of course this would be better. But you really should get some chick starter for babies. Maybe you could order some on line here and have it rush shipped.

    Good luck with your babies and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Two Crows gave you very good advice.
     
  5. ChickensRock01

    ChickensRock01 Out Of The Brooder

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    okay thanks, im sure i can get some chick starter soon, its just that the weathers really bad here

    Thanks for the welcomes!!!
     
  6. gander007

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    4 week old then it sounds like it is time for turkey grow as it has 20% protein for the growing yet to be dune [​IMG]
     
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