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when to feed table scraps?

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Read you can feed yur chickens table scraps..what age can you start ?

post #2 of 6

Everybody does it different. Me I only feed my chicks medicated chick starter for the first 8 weeks.Then give them treats. Mine live on the ground & its real sandy here so I've never used grit but you probably need to add some grit before feeding table scraps.

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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post #3 of 6
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Thanks, they are in my bathroom now so all they  have access to  is pine shavings

Unless they peck on the grout in my tile..(They havent done this yet)..but i will wait until 8 weeks.

Dont want to kill them off  right away being dumb.

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I gave mine chick grit and started treats at 3 weeks old. They love the Happy Hens dried mealworms. They also get BOSS ( blac oil sunflower seeds) and lots of finely chopped up greens. They dont like bananas and apples but I've read most chickens do!
Mom of 5 wonderful kids, 2 dogs, 1 bunny,

1 Rhode Island Red (Henny Penny) and 1 Barred Rock (Mrs.Cluck) and 2 Production Reds (Popcorn and Chicken Little)  

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Mom of 5 wonderful kids, 2 dogs, 1 bunny,

1 Rhode Island Red (Henny Penny) and 1 Barred Rock (Mrs.Cluck) and 2 Production Reds (Popcorn and Chicken Little)  

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post #5 of 6

I did buy some grit awhile back and my chicks did use it... But I free range them now, and there is plenty of little rocks and whatnot. Is this a suitable alternative? Or do I need to still be providing grit?

post #6 of 6

I've not used grit ever since I started free ranging and have never had a problem.  I assume it probably depends on the terrain.....or maybe not?

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