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

  1. chicken24

    chicken24 Out Of The Brooder

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    WHat could I feed them other than starter feed
     
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  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    Until Saturday
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    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

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    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

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    They died and one failed to thrive
     
  7. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    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

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    Yea but there Cornish rocks they need to get fed a lot aka enough
     

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