AS WE ALL KNOW CHICKENS RAISED BY MAMA HEN DO NOT GET READYMADE FEED THEY ARE RAISED ON TREATS FROM DAY ONE . THEY ALSO SEEMS TO BE HEALTHY AND FIT .
SO ,As i said starter feeds are not necessary it is recommended for those people who can not always be with the chicks if you have baby chicks and want to raise them without starter feed you will also be able to raise them on treats
THE BEST FOOD FOR BABY CHICKS IS HARD BOILED EGGS MIXED WITH PEARL MILLETS
NUTRITION VALUE OF PEARL MILLETS (BAJRA)
NUTRITION VALUE OF BOILED EGGS
this is also proven by me i have raised my little indian chick on treats from day one
and now they are grown up without any problem here are her some pics
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Here some healthy or healthiest treats that are too healthy for chicks
1) cooked rice - high in carbs
2)cottage cheese-high in proteins and calcium( feed in moderation )
3)ginger powder-helps in regrowth of feather ( feed once a MONTH)
4)corn - high in carbs and rich in minerals and vitamins
5)chickpeas- healthy in many ways
please do not forget to provide grit with this food
BESIDE THIS THERE ARE SOME PROBLEMS IN FEEDING TREATS TO YOUR CHICKEN
MAKE SURE THAT THEY NEVER EAT MOLDY FOODS AND RAW BEANS AND PULSES BECAUSE IT IS POISON.
IF THEY EAT JUST 5 BEANS OR PULSES THEN NO ONE CAN SAVE THEM THEY WILL DIE IN FEW HOURS AND MOLDY FOOD IS NOT GOOD FOR HUMANS SO YOU CAN THINK .
THERE ARE PLENTY OF MYTHS ON CHICK'S TREAT . LET'S BUST THEM UP
1) ONION,GINGER AND GARLIC
THIS ARE ALLOWED IN MODERATION BUT ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LAYING HENS . IN FACT GINGER IS VERY GOOD FOR CHICKENS WHEN THEY ARE REGROWING THEIR FEATHER BUT GINGER SHOULD BE FED ONCE A MONTH.
ALMONDS ARE GOOD FOR HEALTH AND ALSO RICH IN PROTEINS . BUT IT SHOULD ALSO BE GIVEN IN MODERATION OR IN EXTRA SMALL QTY AND ONCE A MONTH .
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR READING MY ARTICLE AND PLEASE COMMENT BELOW IF THIS WAS HELPFUL TO YOU AND ONE MORE REQUEST IF YOU ALSO WANT TO FEED ONLY TREATS TO YOU CHICKEN THAN THERE IS NO GUARANTEE FROM MY SIDE THE ABOVE ARTICLE STATES IMPORTANT KNOWLEDGE AND THE THINGS THAT WORKED WITH MY CHICKS AND WHATEVER I KNOW ABOUT FEEDING CHICKS