Hello!!! I want to know what I can give my five chickens to eat other than their chick starter feed?They are all three days old. Thank you!
What can baby chicks eat?
You can start giving them scrambled egg as early as you want...it is a really good booster for them. I usually use only the yolk for the first week. Once they are about a week old, you can start offering other treats. Watermelon is a good snack especially if it is extra warm where you live. If you want to offer any other fruits or veggies or bugs, you will need to offer them chick grit or start putting chuncks of grass/dirt in the brooder. But most chicks won't be interested in grass until they are over 2 weeks old.
My new chick, a black Frizzle Cochin bantam hen is 15 days old and she is on chick starter and a little bit of chick scratch and grit. She has also eaten egg, lettuce, zuchinni, grass, small worms, cooked rice, and bread. She's growing and doing great, so a bit of human food is good, but most of their diet when they are young should be the chick starter.