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Silkie pullet food substitute?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by accoladryn, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. accoladryn

    accoladryn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone, I just acquired 3 silkie pullets, one about 6 months the other two maybe 2-3 months... my question is, I got them today from their mama, and I couldn't make it over to the feed store before it closed for chick starter. I have layer feed for my older hens, but my choices now are either wait until tomorrow around lunchtime to feed them (almost 24 hours!) as that's the soonest I'll be able to get home w food... or give them some of the layer feed to hold them over. Or some lettuce or something green! They are having a hard time being away from mama already so I feel awful :( what would be my best approach here?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Feed them layer, a few days won't cause any problems. I feed all my bantams a non medicated grower, so there's never a worry about having the right feed, and free choice oyster shells covers the extra calcium needs.
     

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