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HELP!!! What to feed new baby chick...No chick Food!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JordanFamily, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. JordanFamily

    JordanFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I was going to test my new incubator with some unimportant eggs. The woman said as soon as they are born she would come get them all. Well here I am on day 19 and a chick has hatched early... The woman is not going to come get the chicks until at least 3 days to give them all a chance to hatch. I really was not expecting to feed the chicks. In my mind they were all going to hatch one day and she was going to come get them the next. AHHHH! Now what can I feed them that I have here at home. I was thinking of feeding them my gerber baby mixed grain flaked cereal in the box. I know it does not have enough protien so should I add some peanut butter, boiled egg yoke, or something like that.... Please help.
    Hopeless Kristina in Mo
     
  2. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, dont panic. I got a solution. Tehe! First of all they absorb the yoke when they are born and really do not need anything for 3 days. However, to keep them from getting too stressed, you can boil an egg, wait until it is cool, smash it up and I'm sure he/she will enjoy it. You can also give him a "saucer" full of water in the brooder. But the yoke usually takes care of them for 3 days. [​IMG]
     
  3. JordanFamily

    JordanFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You So MUCH!!![​IMG]
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    The baby cereal and smashed boiled egg yolk will work, if you have oatmeal you can crush it with a rolling pin and use that.
     

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