Out of chick starter can I use?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by djennings, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I ran out of chick starter, would it be alright just for later today and tomorrow morning to use layer crumble until I can get to the feed store Friday evening? [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You can probably get away with it for a couple of days. I'd probably cook up some oatmeal or scrambled eggs or something, to reduce the amount of layer they eat.
     
  3. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thank you, did not know if it would hurt them.
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Layer feed has really high levels of calcium in it, which is actually bad for baby kidneys. I agree with ddawn, feed them high protien stuff like scrambled eggs to limit how much of the layer feed they eat. It shouldn't be a problem for just a short period of time.

    We've all been in your shoes!
     
  5. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

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  6. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was I feed old fashoned oatmeal. Didn't seem to hurt any one for a day.
     
  7. coalroadcabin

    coalroadcabin Out Of The Brooder

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    story's guide says to use chopped up rolled oats and cornmeal as an emergency feed if you run out.
     

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