The diet of a chick born in 1910

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A diet for start­ing chicks from a book pub­lished in 1910 ( Book) says:

“We want to see the chicks hun­gry, let your chicks have enough food, but do not stuff them - feed lit­tle and of­ten.”

The rec­om­mended mix for freerange birds was:

parts of the wheat grain af­ter with a raw egg to make it stiff and crumbly.

An­other diet from the same era rec­om­mends one part pro­tein to two parts fat for chicks aged two weeks old, with beef scraps, dried blood, an­i­mal meal or fine­ly­ground green bone.

For grow­ing birds, an­other book of the same time rec­om­mends one pound of oats, one pound of wheat, half a pound of corn and half a pound of beef scraps. They

also had to have ac­cess to greens

and in­sects from a free-range

al­falfa or clover pas­ture, or a

corn­field.

Suc­cess­ful Poul­try Keep­ing

(1907) rec­om­mended in­clud­ing two or more grains, (2/3 cracked corn to 1/3 clipped oats), an­i­mal worry about how much of each in­gre­di­ent is right as it has al­ready been for­mu­lated with a lot more ac­cu­racy thanks

to avian nu­tri­tion­ists,

a lot of sci­ence, and com­put­ers.

All that is left for you is to know which food is right for the age and the size of bird

you have, and either in­crease,

de­crease, or bulk out what you

(1910) https://archive.org/de­tails/chick­book­from­bre00reli • Suc­cess­ful poul­try keep­ing (1907) https://archive.org/de­tails/suc­cess­fulpoul­tr00re­li_0 • The Daily Mail Poul­try Book (1921) http://www.for­got­ten­books.com/read­book/the_­dai­ly_­mail_poul­try_­book_1000844563

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