HELP ....!! Low on chick feed till morning!! What can I give them??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mmtillman, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. We assumed ....duh....that the feed store would be open after church this morning and I planned on getting my chick starter today, just as soon as they opened.

    WEll....dumb me ...forgot to consider this IS Easter and they might choose not to open. They choose not to open .[​IMG]
    I have about a cup or so of feed left for the rest of tonight and till the store opens at 9 or 10 in the AM.

    I have 25 chicks who are 2 weeks old. Can I just dole it out to them alittle at a time or will they starve if they run out this evening???? They eat so much !!! I dont know of anything in the house I can give them to stretch the feed?? I do have yogurt!! Can I give them a dish of that to help keep the bellys full till morning?? Anything else I can oats??

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions....I dont think they will actually 'starve' but I just cant stand the idea of them maybe being hungry till I can get feed at 10 in the morning . ( gonna get a big bag this time !!!! And never get this low on feed again !!!

  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I was told crubled yolks from hard boiled eggs......they liked it......not sure about the age, mine were only a few days old....
    good luck [​IMG]
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Boil some eggs and mash them up to feed the chicks. I always give some to mine and it seems to help them grow better.
  4. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Corn meal, oatmeal, canned corn, canned veggies, boiled eggs...

    I usually do canned corn in a pinch- so long as they've had chick grit.
  5. alagary

    alagary Chirping

    Dec 27, 2008
    prattville al.
    Any noodles ? Fun to watch !
  6. OH thank you all sooo much!! I have all of the above and will start cooking the eggs as we speak!!
    ( I did give them a wee bit of small grit recently as I was giving them little bits of worms yesterday.....)
    Now, that was a riot!!! [​IMG] Poor worms ! [​IMG]
    Will make a mix of cornmeal and egg and oats! Now I wont go to bed feeling guilty for letting the feed run so low!!! Never again will I do that!! Thanks again for all your help and Happy EASTER !!!!![​IMG]
  7. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    craig county, VA
    They're not gonna starve before morning. I'd offer biscuits, soft fruits to nip on. My bantams are eating tomatoes, strawberries, grass. They are 2 weeks old.

  8. Quote:OH Yes!! Back last year, when we had the first flock ( before the foxes wiped them out last summer ) ...we would boil up a pot of spagattie and then just sit out in the yard in our lounge chairs with our summer drinks and watch them go to town on the pasta!! NOw that was a show!!! [​IMG]
    Sometimes during the summer , we would all gather night crawlers the night before, and then have a ''worm party'' for the girls, the next evening !!
    HA ...who needs TV?? [​IMG]
  9. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    Quote:Do you cut the tomatoes up? I have cherry tomatoes, and wasn't sure if I could just give them whole.

  10. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    I, too, read about using scrambled eggs. But it's good to know that they can eat the rest of this stuff being so young.

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