Grain Free Chicken Feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TylerWaugh, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. TylerWaugh

    TylerWaugh Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to raise day old chicks to butcher when they get older for cat food, I've been told cats should eat grain free chicken, is there a grain free diet for chickens homemade or Comercial? I know I can free range them but I mean when they are in the brooder because they will need food.

    Also I know babys need lots of protien, can I feed metalworms? I breed mealworms for reptiles.

    Is there anything I can feed along with bugs that is grain free or should I just feed grain food with bugs?
     
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  2. TylerWaugh

    TylerWaugh Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so just feed grain?

    Can I feed mealworms and other bugs?
     
  3. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    You can feed your chicks bugs and other things ( meal worms, greens etc ) but you might want to wait until they started eating grit... I give mine really fine grit from day one but they don't really start to pick at it until they're a bit older say 5 to 7 days...
     
  4. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also just give them a hunk or dirt with some gass still attached. They will pick what they need for grit out of that and have a great time tearing it up (after they get over being scared of it).
     
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Lol x2
    Sand works too
     
  6. TylerWaugh

    TylerWaugh Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I please have some good links for raising day old chicks to adulthood, I keep finding links that totaly disagree with another link.
     
  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Well, there are many opinions and not necessarily any right way to do anything... But try looking at articles or reading in the learning centre.
     
  8. barnaclebob

    barnaclebob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you hear that cats should eat grain free chicken? Sounds like BS to me. I doubt there is a single cat in the country that hasn't eaten and animal that has eaten grains. Also seems like a really expensive way to get cat food...
     
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  9. TylerWaugh

    TylerWaugh Out Of The Brooder

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    Lots of people say they only feed grain free chicken, cats should eat a grain free diet but honestly I call bs too the prey item eating a grain diet doesn't matter.

    I'll just feed a grain diet with bugs and wheat grass? Is wheat grass okay? Or just do normal grass?
     

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