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Milk, honey, bread mix for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickensforever, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. chickensforever

    chickensforever In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    My neighbor just inherited two day-old chicks. She says she was told to feed the chicks a mix of milk, honey, and bread from a syringe. They should have access to starter feed within a couple of hours, but I'm wondering if anybody else has heard about this strange combo for baby chicks?

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    By syringe? Never heard of that for chicks! Maybe for like nest birds or something but not the walking fluffy ones. Best get starter and chick waters for them.
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    Milk is a big no no for chickens. They have a difficult time digesting it. I wouldn't think that would be a good idea.
  4. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I think she has confused baby chicks with baby birds or the person who gave her the advice asumes they are like other baby birds. needing the parents to bring food to the nest and shove it down their throats...

    Print of a sheet of paper with the care of baby chicks.


    Tell her to go to a local feed farm store and get chick starter.
    they usuall sell it in 25 pound bags

  5. chickensforever

    chickensforever In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    Thanks for all the help, I will pass this on to them!

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