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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cici_p, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. cici_p

    cici_p Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    I am wondering if I can feed these to my chicks, ducklings, and goslings mixed in with their feed?
    I read about mixing oatmeal in gamebird feed to lower the protein level for ducks (since it is difficult to find non-medicated, duck-specific feed). I am wondering if oatmeal would be okay for chicks as well; also I keep wondering if I could mix in corn grit or corn meal?
    Thank you in advance!
    I am busy thinking up question while I wait the two and a half more weeks til they arrive!

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If it's ground into a fine mash it should be OK for chicks.
  3. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Our chicks love oatmeal as a treat, they don't seem to care if it's ground or not after the first week or so. Don't forget to give them grit if you're going to feed them things other than starter feed.

    We have fed our current batch of chicks a mix of gamebird & regular starter and they look great (feathering much better than last year's at this time). I am staging them back down to regular chick feed as I read on here that the protein level in it is not good for them after about 8 weeks.

    Have fun.

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