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Help! We are out of chick food

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stroud2009, May 15, 2016.

  1. stroud2009

    stroud2009 Chirping

    Oct 9, 2015
    My husband forgot to get chick feed while he was out and nowhere is open tomorrow . I have 6 week chicks and 5 , maybe 2 -3 week old chicks , what can I give them ?

  2. mimsy

    mimsy Songster

    Mar 9, 2012
    Do you have other chickens? You can feed them adult food, if pellets you might need to grind it down to crumbles.

    If not and you need to feed them human stuff, you'll need to give them grit. Being omnivores they can eat just about anything. I'd probably do some cooked oatmeal, scrambled eggs, any other hot grain type cereal. It's only a day, so they should be just fine.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    x2 on the scrambled egg. That is very good food for them. You can also feed them a little cooked rice, not too much. And bugs, if you can catch some. Natural food [​IMG]

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