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Treats for baby chicks

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I just got our baby chicks and I was wondering when do I start feeding oyster shells and giving mealworms for treats? 

Thank you!!

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Oyster shell needs to be offered when they start laying eggs.

IMO as far as treats go, wait a couple of days to let them get used to eating their chick starter and get acclimated, then you can start adding treats in SMALL amounts - be sure to offer grit (free choice) as well.

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I don't know if geese have similar digestive systems to chickens, but thought you might find this useful.  When I had my gosling, I gave her approved treats.  However, any change to her diet, caused changes to her poop.  Sometimes those changes were rather.....forceful and eye watering.  I just got three baby chicks & decided to stick with their starter crumbles.  Just in case!

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