feeding question for chicks. Advice please.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chicknduck, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 21, 2010
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    I have some chicks that are a week old and I have given them some boilled egg yolk with water and crumbles. I did this because I wanted them to gain strength after being shipped. I would like advice on how often to give this to them, they are all doing fine, they just go crazy for it. They all still eat plain crumbles also. Thanks in advance.
    I have a habit of spoiling my critters and I just want to see how much is good.
     
  2. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    Hey Chickn, I feed mine twice a day. Boiled egg mixed in with Chick Starter the first week. Second week I begin chick starter alone. Some people put sugar in their water the first week or so. I found that if you use light brown sugar, they don't get the pasty butt so bad, if at all. Also if you hang a small head of cabbage (or a large piece) inside their coop or brooder, they don't peck each other either. This goes for the adults as well. Good Luck!
     
  3. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JustAChickenLittle&More :

    Hey Chickn, I feed mine twice a day. Boiled egg mixed in with Chick Starter the first week. Second week I begin chick starter alone. Some people put sugar in their water the first week or so. I found that if you use light brown sugar, they don't get the pasty butt so bad, if at all. Also if you hang a small head of cabbage (or a large piece) inside their coop or brooder, they don't peck each other either. This goes for the adults as well. Good Luck!

    Thank you so much. I did put a little sugar in it, that would explain the pasty butt. and I love the cabbage idea. I have a treat ball I use for m hens, i am gonna have to borrow it from them for the babies.[​IMG]
     
  4. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    You are very welcome [​IMG] Always glad to help if I can. Good idea for pasty butt, hold baby chick butt under luke warm water for about 1/2 minute (just by the butt), then take a kleenex and gently peel away the pasty on the butt. [​IMG]
     

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