Start with an instant baby bird formula specially developed for wild birds. This should only be used if the store you get formula from is closed..it lacks lots of things they need but will fill their crops until you can get some formula. If you don't have hand feeding formula and pet shops are closed, this recipe will make a formula for baby birds until you are able to buy some the next day. 1tsp peanut butter. 1 cap of unflavored pedialyte. Stir until powder is completely mixed in. Even at that rate, I discovered that an easier way to keep chicks hydrated and yet able to consume thicker formula from day one is just to add about 10-20% gerber baby rice formula for the first few critical days. 1tsp of Gerber's baby apples. * 2/3 cup of Gerber's or Beech Nut mixed grain or high protein baby … 2/3 cup multi grain baby cereal. Baby birds eat often and require excellent nutrition to develop normally. If you have an insect-eating bird, add protein such as hard-boiled egg yolk and/or kitten chow soaked in water until moist. This can be purchased online or at your local pet supplies store. Add peanut butter, and Nutrical. Microwave on high for 8 minutes, stir, microwave 8 minutes, stir, Microwave 8 minutes. 1/2 tube, 2 jars each of Gerber baby food (spinach, garden vegetable, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green bean) Mix Kaytee formula, water, juice, applesauce, gerberfood all together. The ingredients should be available at any 24 hour grocery store. Personally, I like to do a modified formula for early day ones but stick with plain Kaytee for babies after about 5-7 days.