Quick - Can I feed my 2 week old chicks Layer Feed for a day?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mcmoody, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. mcmoody

    mcmoody Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2013
    I have 4 2-week old chicks. I ran out of starter feed. Went to the pet store with plenty in their dish to sustain them today. Picked up a bag. And got home. Tonight they're out of food, so I got the bag out of my trunk and it's GROWER not STARTER. It's organic and it's like whole corn, whole oats, etc... Ugh! It's too late to go to the store tonight. They all seem to be hungry (small crops, chirping and scratching around a lot).

    I have layer crumbles in the coop. I could go get some of that to hold them over. Would that be better than the grower organic feed I have which is corn and oats... etc...

  2. jas humbert

    jas humbert Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2015
    Sure. They'll be fine for one day. You can also use oatmeal- grind it they blender if it seem to big for them. or you can throw the grower mix in the blender and give it a coarse chopping if you think it is too big for them. The calcium in the layer mix is not ideal long tern for your young birds, but one day isn't likely to matter.

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