What to feed 6 week old chicks??? PLease help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rirbrahma, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! [​IMG]

    I ran out of chick feed and can't go to town for 2 days... What can I feed them?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    For two days, you can feed them kitchen scraps, or chopped up hard boiled eggs. Or dry oatmeal (without added sugar) or any unsugared cold cereal. Or cook some rice for 'em. Or some pasta. Chopped up salad greens.
     
  3. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some chopped up raisins, peanuts and dried pumpkin seeds with a little cooked oatmeal. Will that be good?

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  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yup. It won't hurt them... but do add some grit, because some of those seeds need grinding up in their crops, and if they've only had commercial chick feed so far, they'll need some grit. Regular old dirt from your yard, with small pebbles or tiny bits of gravel will do.
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    A couple days, you will be fine, I'm sure! [​IMG] We've run out of feed before too, and as our chickens free range all we needed to give them was some shredded bread and a bit of cooked egg.
     

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