rice??????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Che, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Che

    Che Out Of The Brooder

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    can baby chics eat chopped rice?[​IMG]
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I feed cooked rice, and have never had a problem. Just be sure to provide them with grit.
     
  3. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love rice. I mix it with something that has protein, like yougurt or eggs.
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    for baby chicks, do u give them cooked or uncooked rice
     
  5. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    I give them soft, cooked rice. Much easier on young digestive systems.
     
  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:should it be cut into tiny peices. is it good for them?
     
  7. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy the big bags of the Basmati Rice at my local SAMS and cook it to the package directions. I let it cool down and serve with a little chick grit sprinkled on top. Watch out for the chicklet races to begin [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Is there a reason you don't just give a starter/grower? Is it not available or are you avoiding some of the ingredients in it.

    I feed exclusively a 20% or 24% grower till they're at least 6 weeks old when I let them free range.

    Things like rice take up space in their feed intake while cutting essential protein for growing bodies.
     
  9. ProfessorChicken

    ProfessorChicken New Egg

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    Rice is not particularly nutritous being only 6.6 - 8.0% Protein with 2664 (+/-) Kcal/Kg Energy thus shouldn't be used as a sole grain in a ration for growing chicks. A balanced starter ration of 18-20% protein and 2800 - 2850 Kcal/Kg Energy is highly recommended.


    David Sullenberger,
    a.k.a. ProfessorChicken
     
  10. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I often give any LEFTOVER rice as a treat - since to me, "next day rice" is nasty and crunchy. It's not the main part of their diet, but beats the heck outta throwing it away or eating cold reheated rice...just be sure they have access to grit and they will love a little bit.
     

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