Too young for scratch?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by desertgirl, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    966
    1
    151
    Mar 29, 2009
    Albuquerque,NM
    I have given my three week olds a little egg and some oats I was wondering about a little scratch (keeping in mind that they will fill up and not get their shick starter nutrients).

    It sees a little hard for them...even with grit. Whatcha think?
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:well.... most people will shun me for this... but my husband is mr.old fashion.... im not sure if in the 50's they had baby chick food.....

    so my husband throws my 3 weeks old chicks scratch now and then. If your that worried, grind it up in the blender. i had to do that for 2 weeks for some chicks b/c i had no chick feed and no $$ for chick feed
     
  3. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    966
    1
    151
    Mar 29, 2009
    Albuquerque,NM
    [​IMG]


    Rock out with your cockrel out..

    OTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:LOL! wellllllll glad i made you laugh unintentionally

    [​IMG]
     
  5. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    966
    1
    151
    Mar 29, 2009
    Albuquerque,NM
    I'll say...I totally was not expecting that! Thank you![​IMG]

    I have to go by the feed store this weekend..I like your idea of grinding them up a bit.

    Mostly I am just chomping at the bit to spoil the little darlins![​IMG]
     
  6. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:well i havent had any chicks die yet from it. so i must not be hurting them too bad.

    i also put them outside in the grower coop when they learn to fly out of my brooder in the house
     
  7. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    966
    1
    151
    Mar 29, 2009
    Albuquerque,NM
    Good plan. Thanks!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by