Making mash out of chick starter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TwoCrows, May 10, 2011.

  1. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    My 4 Black Australorp girls have just turned 9 weeks old today. [​IMG]. All along they have been big eaters of their chick starter and usually go after it with gusto. But over this past week, we had a sudden increase in the temp outside, being in the low 80's. It was pretty warm for them having never experienced such weather before so I hosed down their shade, kept their water cool and they came thru with flying colors.

    But here is the thing. They weren't very interested in eating much due to the heat, so I made mash out of their chick starter and they just loved it! They ate it like they hadn't eaten in weeks. I did this for a few days and now that the heat is off, they have decided that they will only eat their food if it is wet down and made into a mash.

    Have I spoiled them rotten now that they have tasted the good stuff? Am I going to be making mash the rest of my days? [​IMG]

    Does anyone else out there feed their pullets or hens this way?

    Thanks, Leyla [​IMG]
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:They'll eat the starter when they get hungry enough. [​IMG]

    You sure DID spoil them!
    Last edited: May 11, 2011
  3. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    Quote:Well, when the weather heats up, this is probably a good thing, keeps them hydrated better..pour water in it and be done. [​IMG]

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