Made mistake day one. Too much scratch

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cwenbass, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. cwenbass

    cwenbass In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2014
    Got red sexlinks yesterday. Thought scratch was better at first, (forgot all I learned bc I was so excited to get them). My kids kept throwing scratch in there too. I put food in feeder and now I can't get them to eat it. I m concerned bc how do I get them
    To feed and also bc they are debeaked (other issue) and I m worried they might have a hard time eating real feed
  2. patvetzal

    patvetzal Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Bancroft, Ontario
    Some of mine are debeaked but a few aren't. Doesn't seem to be any difference in their eating habits....
    Doesn't get much "realler" than scratch. Ours get table and garden scraps, scratch and corn when it turns cold (less than 0F)
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2014
  3. Double Kindness

    Double Kindness Songster

    Jul 25, 2014
    Don't offer them anything but water and their food and they will get hungry enough eventually to eat the food and reserve treats for after they have eaten their regular food for the day.

    Just imho fwiw

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: