1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

No food

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken24, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. chicken24

    chicken24 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    41
    Feb 27, 2016
    WHat could I feed them other than starter feed
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2016
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

    3,961
    954
    258
    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    Scrambled eggs or boiled and smashed eggs should get them through the night.

    How long will you end up being out of food?
     
  3. chicken24

    chicken24 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    41
    Feb 27, 2016
    Until Saturday
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    31,450
    3,457
    528
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Corn meal will work in a pinch. You might want to soak it if you don't have any grit available.
     
  5. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

    3,961
    954
    258
    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    Cornmeal and mashed up egg should get you through that long.

    I hope today finds them all well.
     
  6. chicken24

    chicken24 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    41
    Feb 27, 2016
    They died and one failed to thrive
     
  7. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

    3,961
    954
    258
    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    That is a shame.
    Did they have a heat lamp to keep warm with or was it simply out of food that was the issue?

    If you choose to try again be sure to stock up just like if you were bringing home a human baby. Make a check list and check it twice.
     
  8. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    136
    8
    53
    Feb 27, 2016
    How old were they? I would have to agree. Prior to bringing chicks home you should definitely have supplies handy if running out means not being able to get them in a pinch:(
     
  9. chicken24

    chicken24 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    41
    Feb 27, 2016
    Yea but there Cornish rocks they need to get fed a lot aka enough
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by