Crushed oatmeal for the pasty bottoms

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Relaxing with the Reds, May 13, 2009.

  1. Relaxing with the Reds

    Relaxing with the Reds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! New to raising chicks, they are 1 week old today, and I've read that crushed oatmeal (processed in my spice grinder) added to their feed helps with the runny poop. If all else, they LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the uncooked oatmeal. Main question is how often can I feed this to them and do I need to add grit to help with digestion?[​IMG]
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I've read that crushed oatmeal (processed in my spice grinder) added to their feed helps with the runny poop.

    No idea but it would be interesting to try.

    do I need to add grit to help with digestion?

    Yep, with any treat they need grit to help grind it up.​
     
  3. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have already ground it with a spice grinder I think the grit is optional.

    I use quick oats as a chick treat to train them to come to me. It works wonders. The only grit I add is a weed with root system and all to their brooder. Gotta love a cheep date..[​IMG]
     
  4. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humm, thats interesting [​IMG] I think I will add a root ball t-row for them
     

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