Out of food, till this evening, will this work?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RubberChickenLubber, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I ran out of food last night, and won't be able to get to the feed store until after 3. If I fix oatmeal, rice, mix in flax seed, and bananas, should that be ok until then? They are over 3 weeks old. [​IMG]
     
  2. schroader

    schroader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldnt give them the rice. the rice will swell and might kill them.
     
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never give them uncooked rice, that will kill them. I'm not sure about cooked rice either, I would just leave out the rice. Also, I would cook the oatmeal.[​IMG]
     
  4. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's all cooked, I'd never give them anything like that raw.
     
  5. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

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    I'm pretty sure cooked rice is okay. It doesn't give them much nutrition though.
     
  6. Hi! If you have eggs on hand, scrambled or boiled egg (mashed) mixed with oatmeal / rice will get them by til you can get to the feed store.
    Or just the cooked oatmeal and/or rice if you don't.
    (I've never fed chicks flax seed or banana so I can't comment on those).

    Lisa
     
  7. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I was planning on egg too, just forgot to list it. BTW dipsy, your eggs went in the bator on Thursday.
     
  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Raw (uncooked rice) WILL NOT kill birds, that's an urban myth.
    http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/birdrice.asp
    My chickens love raw rice, I've read lots of other people feeding it as a treat as well.

    What the original poster suggests sounds like a sensible solution to me, as long as it really IS just for one day.

    Pat
     
  9. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's just for this morning. My hubby will be home shortly after 3 and I can get the feed. It's just too hard to take a 2 and 3 year old into the feed store, and try to manage a 50 lb bag.
     
  10. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine cooked rice. I mix in pieces of broc, carrots, potatoes, corn. They love it and have never had a problem. Lots of times that is their meal.

    It will make some happy chickies!
     

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