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My hens are just now a month old. I was looking at you tube videos today and saw one where the farmer was giving month old chicks broccoli. I had been led to believe that they shouldn't get any table scraps this young. is it actually ok?

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Feeding them table scraps at this age is fine. I start giving my chicks things like scrambled eggs, meal worms, grass clumps and yogurt when under a week old.

Just make sure you don't over feed them, for example its best to only give them the amount they can completely clean up in under ten minutes. Hope this helps!

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~ Celia, a third generation Homesteader raising Chickens, Turkeys, and Ducks on an Off grid Homestead in rural Tennessee.

 

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safe to give them give them grit as well then I would assume.

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Make sure grit is also available.

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Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

Forever Water Heater one that lasts.

Unfrozen Nipple Watering for those cold days.

Removing dust the easy way.

Quick and Easy 5 Gallon Waterer.

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post #5 of 8

This is a really handy chart of healthy chicken treats, I've referred back to this a lot:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

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Make sure grit is also available.

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If they are willing and able to eat it they should be fine. 

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Some grit and a hard boiled egg.. plus the weather was really nice so they got to spend an hour out in the run. The girls had a big day today. :-)

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My chicks are 4 weeks. Gave them a bit of Mac n cheese today. They loved it. Also gave them pizza crust, chunk of tomato and a few chunks of pear. Plus grit and chick mash.
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