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At what age will my chickens eat table scraps?

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Mine are 6 weeks... is it too soon for scraps?  ALso, is there anything I should not feed them? Besides the obvious...

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Hi, frow

My chicks are 5 wks old I have been feeding them table scraps for about a week now.

I have feed them, rice, plain spaghetti noodles, raisins, yogurt, and strawberries.
So far the raisins and the yogurt is the favorite.

I tried cooked peas and green beans but they turned their beaks up at them.

Hope that helps. smile

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Originally Posted by ChickenBiscuit 

Mine are 6 weeks... is it too soon for scraps?  ALso, is there anything I should not feed them? Besides the obvious...


I usually start them out eating table food at just about six weeks.  I start with things like scrambled eggs, chopped up pasta, a little finely chopped meatloaf with some mashed potatoes usually goes over pretty well.  Once they start getting used to treats like that though there's no going back.

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Lor-Greg's main chick, Mom to eight kids, 3 dogs, no one knows how many cats, two Jersey cows, four dairy goats, Giant Cochins, Bourbon Turkeys, Midget White Turkeys, and now Standard Bronze Turkeys.
"Nothing worse than a monster who thinks he's right with God."-Capt. Mal
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yes you can start feeding them scraps. Here is a link to a treat table: http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart big_smile

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