I'm Out!!!! suggestions?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by klf73, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I am out of chick starter.......I forgot dh had to work tonight and didn't get to the feed store today. I have enough feed for my younger chicks but don't have enough for the 6-7 weekers. Can I give them a bowl of scratch until I get to the feed store in the morning? Is this a bad idea? Suggestions appreciated. I thought I had another 50 lb bag of starter but can't seem to locate it [​IMG] .
  2. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    I have given mine oatmeal to get by. [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Scrambled eggs. Runny oatmeal. Scratch wont be good unless you have grit to give them, but in a pinch, they gotta eat, right?
  4. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    I have also given mine oatmeal when I ran out.... [​IMG]
  5. Badhbh

    Badhbh Songster

    Nov 16, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    Look in your fridge [​IMG] Leftover spaghetti, some fruit, oatmeal, (just don't give them that chili. That could be bad.), stuff like that. They're young still so nothing too hard to digest.
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    at the expense of sounding stupid, is the oatmeal dry, wet or either? I know speckledhen said runny, is this the only way?
  7. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    I ran ot of starter over the weekend.
    I put some layer crumbles in the feeder and didnt give it another thought.
    Neither did they.
    bought a new bag on the way home today.
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:I have layer pellets, not sure if they would be too big. I don't know if them having them for only a day would harm them....
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I've given mine leftovers, oatmeal, scratch and bread on the rare occasion I run low or out of food.
  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    I've thrown dry oatmeal in the blender to chop it up a little, but they like wet oatmeal too. Bread, grapes, apples, lettuce, pasta, peas, canned/frozen corn... shoot, they even eat cooked leftover ground up bear... how messed up is that?!? [​IMG]

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