Where can I post for do's and dont's when it comes to 4 week old chicks? I have a quick question as to what they can eat. I want to try and give them a egg bagel. Is that okay? Of course I'm going to give them a small price uncooked. Plus I don't know what thread to post it under
I'm sure there's probably a thread somewhere for that. Try searching the forums. But, this article is pretty good: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens Make sure if you're feeding anything that would require "chewing" that you provide them with some grit of some type or another. I personally just went and bought chick grit. If you have particularly rocky soil in your yard, you might be able to get away with just giving some dirt to play in from the yard, and let them find their own more natural source of grit... I don't see enough tiny rocks in mine (nope, instead I have boulders in my yard - so not looking forward to digging posts this spring). Bread products in general should be given in moderation. The less processed the treat the better - for any animal (including us! LOL). I've tried grapes (cut up of course), lettuce (romaine), baby spinach, cabbage, yogurt, and tomatoes so far. They go CRAZY over the tomatoes, and could care less for the rest at this point. By crazy, I mean... grab the tomato bit and RUN like wild in circles while all the other chicks chase you around - meanwhile I'm sitting here with a piece for everyone shaking my head going, "really? there's more! everyone can have their own!" ha ha ha!