Crushing food for Serama chicks?? NEED INFO

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, May 30, 2008.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I read on a site that you should crush baby Serama's crumble? Does anyone else do this for their Serama's? I don't want to kill my poor baby by feeding it food that is to big for him!
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Any Serama owners???? I have a baby eating crumbles and I need to know if I should be crushing it up for him. Thanks much!
     
  3. LuannKeller

    LuannKeller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do run my baby food through the blender when they are very young. The larger Serama born to C size birds or larger do fine with regular chick start crumbles, but the ones born to A size birds are so small that the food is too big - so I grind it down to a smaller crumble, but I don't make it dust.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Thank you! I was worried about her/him. Mine was born from C size but it looks so little! Have any idea the weight of a C size chick or the weight they would do ok without grinding it up?
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I watched mine and they look like they were having trouble picking it up in their beaks so I smushed their food for them till they got older,,,,,,,,,if I didnt think they were eating enough I would fix scrambled egg and give them a little to give them a boost
     
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  6. LuannKeller

    LuannKeller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you put some rolled oats (oatmeal) and crushed corn in with starter and grind it for a few seconds in the coffee grinder they LOVE it. The only problem is as they get older they also love to dust bath in it...when they have their wing feathers I stop crusing it for them. If you ave an extra tiny baby that seems to have little interest in eating, mix some crushed food (including oatmeal) in a bottle cap with warm water. They love it and you can give that a few times a day until they are stronger. I learned this from watching my best broody girls - they make soup and the kids love it (I hate it because I'm left changing waters constantly!)
     
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