What are baby chicks supposed to eat

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jellis, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. jellis

    jellis Out Of The Brooder

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    What are baby chicks supposed to eat for the first week after they hatch?
     
  2. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    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!
     
  3. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    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
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I feed mine chick starter.
     
  6. smidebra

    smidebra New Egg

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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
    [/quote]
     
  7. JanO

    JanO Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013

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