What are baby chicks supposed to eat

jellis

In the Brooder
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Feb 10, 2009
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What are baby chicks supposed to eat for the first week after they hatch?
 

pnp4kidz

Songster
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
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San Francisco East Bay CA
Chick food.

not to be short, but you buy Chick Starter, it is chick food.
you can get it wet the first day or so, but they catch on mighty fast and then you just try to keep up with how fast they eat it! LOL!
 

KattyKillFish

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Mar 8, 2009
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Dillingham, Alaska
if you don't have anything on hand, i would mash up some regular chicken feed in a food processor or coffee grinder. whatever you have on hand. boil a few eggs and mash up the yolk. mix that with the mashed up chicken feed.

2 parts chicken feed
1 part egg yolk
 

smidebra

Hatching
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Jun 24, 2013
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It sounds like a terrible idea to feed baby chickens egg yolks. Didn't mad cow disease spread through feeding cows their own genetic material?


quote name="KattyKillFish" url="/t/144534/what-are-baby-chicks-supposed-to-eat#post_1754834"]if you don't have anything on hand, i would mash up some regular chicken feed in a food processor or coffee grinder. whatever you have on hand. boil a few eggs and mash up the yolk. mix that with the mashed up chicken feed.


2 parts chicken feed

1 part egg yolk
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JanO

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Jul 25, 2012
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It sounds like a terrible idea to feed baby chickens egg yolks. Didn't mad cow disease spread through feeding cows their own genetic material?
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Well if that's true than my whole flock is mad. I boil up a dozen eggs or so, break them up and toss out to them shells and all at least once a week, sometimes more. Not just the chicks, but the whole flock.
 
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