Yikes! Scratch Diet

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PDXChickGirl, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. PDXChickGirl

    PDXChickGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was away for the weekend, and the person looking after my chickens (they are 10 weeks old) fed them scratch instead of feed for 3 days. [​IMG]

    Are they going to be ok? They seem fine, just big. Do I need to put them on a low fat diet?? I'm currently feeding them "general poultry feed" 18% protein (which the feed store said was the same as developer/grower feed - not sure I believe him).

    Thanks so much for your help!!
     
  2. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 7 weeks old and they have a 3 grain scratch available as well as chick starter. They seem helthy & happy to me.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    They'll be fine. But they are probably hungry! Scratch doesn't have the nutritional values that regular feed has. It's the equivalent of a human eating junk food all the time.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I agree, they will be fine. Just think of it as kids eating pizza, chips and pop all weekend. [​IMG]
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You forgot chocolate, if I'm bingeing chocolate will be available at all times [​IMG]
     
  6. PDXChickGirl

    PDXChickGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You forgot chocolate, if I'm bingeing chocolate will be available at all times [​IMG]

    [​IMG] LOL
    Thanks for putting my mind at ease. They seem to be fine. But they seem sooo much bigger than when I left them on Friday!! They were happy to see me which of course made me so happy. [​IMG]
     
  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Quote:You forgot chocolate, if I'm bingeing chocolate will be available at all times [​IMG]

    I know this is a joking post but thought I would just mention that chocolate is extremely poisonous to birds
     
  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Quote:You forgot chocolate, if I'm bingeing chocolate will be available at all times [​IMG]

    I know this is a joking post but thought I would just mention that chocolate is extremely poisonous to birds

    good thing I'm not a bird or I would have been dead years ago. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, they will be fine, just three days, not their whole life time.
     

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