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I ran out of feed... will this be okay?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Malibu99, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    So... a chipmunk got into the food, ate some, and made himself at home... ._. The feed store here is closed. So I mixed some Steel-cut oats (around 50-60%; uncooked), some scratch (40-50%), and as many of those black and white sunflower seeds as I could find on my plants (I did not take the shells off of them... is this okay? Or do I need to shell them and cook them or something?). Will this be okay? I know they -can- go without food for a day, but they seemed hungry and they can't really free range much. I'm thinking of adding some oyster shell bits (they are laying)... So is this mixture okay? Thanks. I am afraid that I'll kill them or something with the oats or the sunflower seeds [​IMG]
     
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  2. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    I went ahead and gave them some. They seem to like it :3
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I think it will be okay while you try to locate some more food. I wouldn't keep them on this for too terribly long.
     
  4. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay. Thanks :) They'll have their normal feed by tomorrow afternoon, more than likely.
     
  5. DaisyFields

    DaisyFields Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been giving mine the sunflower seeds from my sunflowers as a treat and they seem to really like them. Not their whole diet, but as an occasional "extra" now and then. So far they all seem ok.

    I also give them some of the less-than-perfect sweet corn cobs. If anyone thinks either of these might be bad for them do let me know, just a newbie trying to give them treats[​IMG]
     
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    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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