No chicken food, STARVING CHICKS

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PestBreeder, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. PestBreeder

    PestBreeder Hatching

    Mar 31, 2017
    Lakeland, Florida
    What do I feed my chicks when the commercial feed runs out and I don't have a way to get more for a while?

  2. 10 acre woods

    10 acre woods Chirping

    Mar 2, 2017
    If, your belt is getting that tight. It might be time to process your chickens. Then they are not starving and you have some calories for yourself. If they are considered pets and that is not something you can bring yourself to do. Advertise to rehome them or contact a shelter, if there is one in your area. To feed them in the meantime. Cook a pot of unseasoned beans and a pan of cornbread for them, if you have it on hand. Table scraps, vegetable peelings. They will eat almost anything!
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! For a period of time until you can get them chick feed, they can subsist on things like cooked rice, chopped up boiled eggs, chopped up greens. Good luck and thanks for joining BYC!
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best

  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  6. Three chickens

    Three chickens In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2016
    Riverside CA.
    I don't know what would work I would try scrambled eggs.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member 5 Years

    G’Day from down under PestBreeder [​IMG] Welcome!

    Is the issue that you can not afford the feed or that it is currently not available where you are? If it is that you can not afford it, you may be able to find someone in your area who would give you some feed to tide you over in exchange for cleaning out their coop etc. If you can afford it but just can't get it, again you may find someone willing to sell you some of their feed if they have ample.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017

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