size of food

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickens? not yet, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. chickens? not yet

    chickens? not yet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tell me if I'm crazy!! lol We just hatched 5 baby Silkies and I was worried the food was to big so I have been putting their food through a pepper grinder before I give it to them. I'm feeding them chick feed it's says from 1 to 10 weeks. But it seems big for them. Tell me what you all think??[​IMG]
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    No, you're not crazy. I sometimes make the food smaller for little wee babes. Or sometimes I wet the food so its like a mash [​IMG]
     
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    chickens? not yet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much!! I feel better!![​IMG]


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  4. juliaaa

    juliaaa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guilty of smashing it with my fingertips when I put it in a bowl for them. Also, Congrats on the new Silkies! [​IMG]
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I had that once with very young chicks, ones just a few days old. They would eat the powder and leave the chunks. I put the chunks through a blender and they ate the powder fine for a few days. Then they started eating the chunks and leaving the powder. I'm sure those birdbrains have a reason for what they do but I sure can't explain that one.
     
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    chickens? not yet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'm so tickled with them! I think I have to change my name now!!


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  7. chickens? not yet

    chickens? not yet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 different sizes on the grinder and I have been doing all 3 sizes. They are eating it good and I have some regural size in with him, just want to make sure they eat good, these are my first!

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