What can I feed my chicks? Please help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alvarez91, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. alvarez91

    alvarez91 Hatching

    Nov 19, 2011
    I have 3, 5-week old chicks. Today, while I was gone, my dog somehow got a hold of their feed and ate it all. I just barely noticed, and I wont be able to get them more until ~2pm tomorrow. That is 16 hours from now! Is there anything that I can feed them from my kitchen to hold them over until then? They have a little bit of food left in their feeder, but not much. Please help! [​IMG]

  2. WillowTreeFarm

    WillowTreeFarm In the Brooder

    Feb 21, 2011
    Yogurt is one thing that would be safe for chicks... oatmeal too I think if it's cooked.
  3. autumnprairie

    autumnprairie In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2011
    you can feed them just about anything, note rice should be cooked first, beans, raisins, oatmeal, cranberries canned veggies corn etc. I have some that will eat cat food, but I dont recomend it at 5 weeks
  4. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    Your dog ate chick feed? Yikes, poor thing will get a bad belly ache.

    Hard boiled eggs.
  5. What about boiled eggs? Don't forget some grit too.

    Could you take some dry dog food grind it up fine (food processer or handi-chopper) mix with the food you have?

    Crazy dogs. I hope your dog didn't get sick like too of mine did about 2 wks. ago. They ate until they almost popped. [​IMG]
  6. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Graham, WA
    Yes, I was going to say crumbled hard boiled eggs. Or I sometimes scramble eggs and cook them in the microwave. My chicks seemed to eat the crumbled boiled eggs easiest.
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Or scramble up an egg..and smash it up real good..it's fast to prepare. I agree, if you have any small grit..or sand....not too much sand..

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