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urgent question on feeding peachicks (PICUTRES ADDED)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Glenmar, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor said I could have some of her peachicks. I caught 2. They are a few days old.
    Right now I have gamebird/grower pellets which are 20% protein. ( I could mash these)
    I have chick grit, and scratch grains. What is best to feed these guys? It is Sunday afternoon and most feed stores will be closed until tomorrow.

    thanks

    ETA:I also have medicated chick starter granules

    Do they need heat at night??
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    20% chick starter is what all they need.

    Double check your gamebird grower, it should be 26-30%. Usually a gamebird flight conditioner is around 20%.
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have nutrena naturewise gamebird grower pellets which is 20%. I gave them some chick medicated feed. Do I need to add heat at night? They are in the barn now. It is plenty warm during the day.
     
  4. bird

    bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your new peachicks [​IMG] and yes they need heat for the night.
     
  5. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some 1 week old chicken chicks. Should I put them with them? Will they know where the feed and water are??? I am so nervous.
     
  6. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new babies! Can't wait to see pictures [​IMG]
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, you can put them togather. The week olds are eating and will show the babies.
     
  8. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Done. I saw one of the peachicks picking food already.
     
  9. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Congrats on finding peachicks. I too want to see pics!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. They are just IB, but so cute. They were free ranging so I am glad I caught them with no problem.
    I hear peachicks are fragile, so I hope they do ok.
     

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