Doh! Ran out of chicken feed...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kittykorat, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I knew I was almost out of checken feed, so I go to the feed store today. 20 minute drive with 2 kiddos...
    Forgot my debit card! DOH!

    So.. I have about 1/2 the amount of feed they need for the day.. what else can I feed them to hold them till I can run out to the feed store again tomorrow?
     
  2. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    in my experience, they eat just about ANYTHING.
     
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    Any leftover meals in the fridge you need to dispose of?? I've given mine cat food before when I've run low on chicken feed.
    Hate it when it happens but it sometimes does!!
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Cooked oatmeal would work.
     
  5. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    Scrambled eggs work well too!
     
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have had that happen too. Leftovers! Just see this as an opportunity to clean out your refrigerator. I had a whole shelf of frozen trout in my freezer. I boiled it all up and gave that to them. (yes it made the house stink! [​IMG]) but they loved it! So just dig deep, there must be something in your cupboard, pantry, freezer or fridge. They will eat just about anything. Good luck. If you have something and you are not sure if its ok, just ask! We will tell you!
     
  7. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    curious.. how old are they?
     
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Quote:That's what I was going to say.
     
  9. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:That's what I was going to say.

    Shells and all!
     
  10. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 20 weeks... 7 of them

    I gave them the 1/2 ration of layer pellets, a leftover peanut butter and jelly sandwich, some yogurt, some stale crackers, and the chicken nuggets my son didn't finish the other night. [​IMG]
     

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