YIKES! I ran out of feed...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sequin, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    ...so I ran to the feed store yesterday, but they were already closed and will be closed all day today!!! What to do what to do?! I have cracked corn, sunflower seed/millet/corn mix, wheatberries, and rolled wheat(not processed, just smooshed) and flax seed... can I make a mixture off all that and feed it to them, just for the day? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!! [​IMG] Thanks so much. I feel silly for running out, but I forgot about it being a holiday and that the stores would be closed.
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I'm sure for one day that would be better than nothing. Throw in some veggies, fruit, left over meat, and/or cat food and they should have a fairly good chance of being able to balance their nutrients until the feed store opens tomorrow.
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Are they totally out of feed? If you free feed like I do there is always plenty scattered in the bedding for them to eat well for several days. However, if they have no feed, then, yes, I think you could make a mixture just fine. I often feed mine oatmeal right out of the box and they love it. [​IMG]
     
  4. alagary

    alagary Out Of The Brooder

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    I had that happen ,I busted up some dog food and moistened it ,they loved it
     
  5. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    I think they will do fine for a day with what you have.
     
  6. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    phew, thanks so much! I really appreciate the responses. I was so worried about what to feed them. I have all sorts of veggie scraps and some fruit to feed them(lately bananas have been their absolute favorite), but wanted to give them some grains too.

    I do free feed, but we also move their tractor daily so they have fresh grass. Usually all the feed is gone from the grass by the time I move it the next day. So, I guess it is sort of a combo of free feed and regular feeding times(I set the new feed out each morning when I move the tractor and give treats and extras about an hour before sunset.

    Thanks again everyone!!! I feel much better now.
     
  7. alagary

    alagary Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't forget the noodles! pull up a chair and watch ! it's a hoot!
     
  8. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    And toast! My alpha girl Tibet reminds you it's her favorite food- Prebiotic bread if you please, with butter.

    Oh and if you have raisins or currants or peanuts or...never mind, she eats about everything. [​IMG]
     
  9. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Mine get fed scratch all day but they free range also. But You can also heat up oatmeal.
     
  10. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    You are all most excellent with the food suggestions for those in a pinch!!! Many many thanks. I love hearing the suggestions you have, so keep 'em coming if you have something to share.

    This mornings meal was a success. Everyone devoured the bananas. Those are always the first to go. Then they went about making a fuss over the grains/corn combo. Later on they will get the veggie scraps and another smaller portion of the grain mixture. It makes me feel good to offer healthy foods to my chickens, and I think I will add some 'extras' in with their regular diet more often. I did before, but I think I will increase what variety they get fed. I also need to get more chickens, because my family has been devouring the eggs at a swift rate!! And we are getting 5 eggs a day!!!! [​IMG] There is only 3 of us in the household, so we are eating nearly two eggs each a day. Yup, I NEED more chickens. [​IMG]
     

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