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Hello, I am VERY new to this so I maybe blowing up the forums with questions!

I just got 6 Rhode Island red chics last saturday, I believe to be about 2 weeks old. They are doing great so far! My first question is.......at what age should I add small amounts of scraps, veggies, etc in their diet?

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6-8 weeks and make sure that they have grit available.

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Hi and welcome to BYC. Adding scraps etc to a chicks diet is not necessary - chick feed has all the nutrients necessary. If you wish to do so, then grit is important before dong so. You can give them a sod of grass (soil n all) to give them the grit that they will need.

 

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extras  should not amount more than 10% of their diet.  Chickens  quickly become spoiled, like kids with candy, and will turn up their beaks at what is best for them.

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. I think one on left is male??
Edited by Tees chics 101 - 4/3/16 at 12:50pm
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