Urgent: out of chick starter, substitute needed

amk3000

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 6, 2009
19
0
32
NE PA
Hi,
We accidentally ran out of chick starter crumbles, and we won't be able to get more until Monday.
The chicks (RIR and BO) are six weeks old. They have been fed only the crumbles and water, and a few worms.
Could someone suggest something in the house that would be suitable for them to last until Monday?
Thanks a lot.
 

Gonzo

Songster
10 Years
May 25, 2009
3,718
12
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Southwestern, In
had the same problem last weekend! do you have any cherrio's? yo could mash those, I gave mine ground down oatmeal (blender) mixed it with plain yogurt, and banana's. They'll eat all kids of stuff... I also mixed some bread & cooked corn & bananas
 

calgal98

Songster
10 Years
Mar 23, 2009
850
2
157
California, central area
You can add come cornmeal too. Any of the grains that you can get from the grocery, just grind them or buy ground. If unground be sure to give grit. I would shop the bulk bins at the grocery.
 

erthymom2

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
719
7
151
cooked rice, oatmeal, plain yougert, ground up cat food, cornmeal (NOT biscuit redi-mix, but real cornmeal)
they will be ok with any of these for the weekend. lots of fresh clean water too.
 

mmtillman

Songster
11 Years
Jan 6, 2009
969
10
151
Southwest MO near the ARK line
Had the same thing happen to me when my chicks were about a week old or so....I asked here on BYC and got all sorts of great answers !

Scrambled eggs saved the day for me ...along with a big bowl of oatmeal !! They sure didnt starve before I got to the feed store on Monday morning !!
 

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