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Can chicks have bugs as treats?

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Hi all.

My barred rock babies are about 4.5 weeks old now.

I have been doing a lot of yard work since the weather has warmed up and I've been finding a lot of regular earth worms. Can I give those to the chicks?

Also will they need store bought grit if I do give them?

 

Thanks!!

post #2 of 3

Bring the babies out with you into the yard and let them hunt some worms/bugs. They will get grit from the ground as they have fun.

 

Or bring stuff in and bring in a hunk of ground too (or get grit)

post #3 of 3

TLWR is absolutely right! Those chicks are plenty old enough to be going outdoors.

 

If they're still trapped inside in a brooder, it's high time you move them into a coop and let them have access to a run and supervised visits out into the garden to scratch for worms.

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