I have a Tupperware of ground almonds, wheat germ, shelled hemp, ground flax, ground oatmeal and a pinch of Himalayan pink salt that I have been 'treating' my chicks with. They're now on strike when it comes to the store bought chick starter and seem to be waiting for me to show up with the yummy stuff instead. I don't have any way of knowing if it's even close to being nutritionally complete enough for them to live on, and have taken to putting a little sprinkle of it on top of their starter in the hopes they'll eat the commercial feed while rooting for the treats.
Any suggestions? I don't want to cut them off cold turkey as I think they would be really confused by that and maybe not take in enough calories.. I offered scrambled eggs this morning and they refused it. Same with some very short bits of sprouted wheat grass.