Day old chicks and feed??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hoosiermomma, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    I have a day old chick. Can I feed it medicated chick starter or does it have to be mash? Should I mix it with water or feed it dry? [​IMG]
     
  2. texasbartrambaby

    texasbartrambaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dec 3, 2008
    Tulia, Texas
    I feed mine medicated crumbles and kept water in a "chick" waterer that I picked up at TSC. You might want to put marbles or pebbles in the waterer to keep chickie from drowning. I have not ever done a mash for my babies, but I know that some on here do.

    I also put Polyvisol drops (infant vitamins) in the water for the first couple of days.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Thanks. I do have medicated chick starter which I'm giving to my older chicks but I didn't know if day olds could have it. I do have some water in a lid from a jar and have some marbles in it. I think I might go get some polyvisol (one without iron?) though and use it in the water. Just a drop or two?
     

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