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HELP...how old do chicks need to be before you can give them treats like fruits and scraps?
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HELP...how old do chicks need to be before you can give them treats like fruits and scraps?

 

 

 

 

 

All of these chicks, from day 1, have been getting treats, fruits, and scraps.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us. There's lots of info in the Learning Centre and if you wish to meet up with other members local to you, you can join your state thread. Treats are fine (but keep them to a minimum) but its good to give your chicks access to grit so they can process food properly. If you let them outdoors, then they will get what they need from soil etc. Alternatively, throw a sod of grass (soil an all) into the brooder.

 

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Chicks are like kids.  Treats are like candy to them  and they will turn up their nose at nutritionally balanced chick starter.  Treats should make up no more than 10% of their menu.  I would wait 2-3 weeks to give any treats at all.  Some things can bring on  crop issues especially if they aren't getting some grit.  Even some

small cage bird grit /gravel  will work.

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:welcome

 

x2 on drumstick diva's comments. When you are ready to give them a bit of a treat, this article might come in handy:

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

 

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