Feeding Layers Mash to Baby Chicks for a couple of days

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Omelette, May 29, 2010.

  1. Omelette

    Omelette Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2007
    I'm likely receiving a couple of 5 day old chicks tomorrow. Could I feed them my layers mash until I could get to the farm store to buy growers feed?
  2. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    i wouldnt recomend it [​IMG]
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    It should be fine for a day or two, but get the starter as soon as you can. Layer has too much calcium and can cause problems down the line so you don't want to have them on it any longer then you have to.

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