Only have layer feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kmdsparrow, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. kmdsparrow

    kmdsparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    I just got 3 new babies and I only have the layer feed that the older girls are eating. Is that OK? I don't have a local feed store. Can it wait for another week or is this food bad for them? It's organic and very fine so they are able to eat it.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It's bad for them; the extra calcium can damage their kidneys. If you must wait a week, I would feed a lot of other foods to cut down the calcium intake.

    We can buy small bags of feed in the regular grocery store. A little more expensive for the long term, but it's only a few dollars a bag. For 3 chicks, this might be a better source for you anyway, as it will be fresher.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:You can feed scrambled egg to them. This would be better than cutting their protein. If it were me, I would mix scrambled egg and get some chick starter pronto. (Scrambled egg until you get the starter.)

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