Who do baby chickens eat?

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Question by Veronica: Who do baby chickens eat?
Help me please I got a baby chicken and I don’t know what they eat I have quail food any other suggestions please :(

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4 Responses to Who do baby chickens eat?

  1. Other chickens.

    writerdog_99
    May 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm
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  2. who? i think you mean what and prob warms. idk try some chicken

    mollyandillys
    May 25, 2014 at 1:40 pm
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  3. Get some chicken crumble from your pet shop or stock agent. Once the chicken has feathers, give it mixed grain.

    tentofield
    May 25, 2014 at 2:12 pm
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  4. Get some chick starter from your local feed store. Pet stores may also have this available. Try and get the kind that doesn’t have animal fat and byproducts in it. For my baby chickens, I usually feed them wheat that I grind up myself, mixed with a bit of flax seed. Although they like ‘human food’ as a treat, it is not good to feed them that regularly. Also, if you just have one chick, get another. Chickens are very social birds and will be VERY unhappy unless they have at least one companion. If you think you can’t take care of them or don’t have a place for them to go when they’re bigger, it would be in the best interest of the chick if you would find it a new home. There are lots of people with chickens that would be willing to take a lone chick. Chickens need lots of space to roam, and a coop, so if you don’t have that, or aren’t willing to get it a companion, get it a new home.

    Also, chicks must be kept warm, either under the mother hen, or with a heat lamp, so I suggest researching a more into that. Backyard Chickens forum is a good place to ask questions. In the mean time, you can probably feed the chick a bit of the quail food. Check the ingredients and make sure there isn’t anything in there that could prove harmful.

    Nory
    May 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm
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