chicks just arrived! feed question?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lee1, May 20, 2011.

  1. Lee1

    Lee1 Out Of The Brooder

    May 20, 2008
    Up State New York
    Hello, just recieved 18 SLW's in the mail (from townline) I have given them warm water with a little sugar, (dipped there beaks in water first).

    My question is I spinkled feed on paper towel, the feed is medicated manna pro chick starter crumbles. First off the feed looks kinda big, second the expiration date on the 5 lb bag of feed is 2/13/11.

    What do guys think about this? Thanks in advance.
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    If you just purchased the feed take it back for an exchange. Sprinkling feed on paper towels is fine-just make sure you keep the area clean.

    Congrats on your birds!
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Agree, it should have pulled from shelf of store. With receipt I'd think they'd refund.
    With that many chicks, a 50 lb bag just makes sense. They'll go through it.
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I agree with the other posters!

    Cracked feed goes bad.

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