No food till tomorrow...what to do?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kmwright, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. kmwright

    kmwright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought the wrong stuff today for my chicks (bought a small bag of chick grit thinking it was food) and now the stores are closed. I have no food for them until tomorrow. All I have right now is grit, oyster shells and layer feed.

    What can I give them until tomorrow when I can pick up some chick starter??

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    scramble some eggs, they love it and it will hold them over till tomorrow, no salt or anything added, not to warm too
     
  3. kmwright

    kmwright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just remembered, I have some all bran cereal (that I can smash up) and some other plain cereals. I also have brown rice and veggies. Can I feed any of that?
     
  4. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Chicks eat a lot - mine almost continuously it seems. As a last resort you could grind some of the mash fine & mix it with a little mashed boiled egg & some warm water. That should help hold them over until morning.

    Otherwise I have no clue - hope someone else chimes in.
     
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  5. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Layer feed will work fine to get them through. Is it crumbles or pellets? If it is pellets, you'll need to crumble them in small bits for them.
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote:add it to the eggs, as a experament i feed only eggs with a natural supplment add to chicks for 2 week they did great, it a bummer to make eggs 3-4 times a day thats the only reason I stopped
     
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  7. kmwright

    kmwright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have layer crumble. I read that it's not good for them...but do you think it would be ok just for a little but until tomorrow?
     
  8. kmwright

    kmwright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:add it to the eggs, they started out on it

    Add the bran cereal to the eggs? What do you mean they started out on it? Sorry I'm confused....
     
  9. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    layer not good
     
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote:add it to the eggs, they started out on it

    Add the bran cereal to the eggs? What do you mean they started out on it? Sorry I'm confused....

    in the shell [​IMG]
     

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