1 Week old chick question about treats/grit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickendude9, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. chickendude9

    chickendude9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm confused. i have 1 week old chicks(well, 8 days) and i just need to get something straightened out.
    --What can these chicks have as treats?
    --Where do you put the chick grit? In with food or with bedding?
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Put the grit by itself in a small dish -- it helps to fasten it to the side of the brooder.

    There really aren't any rules for treats for young chicks, only a lot of opinions. Whatever you give, be sure the pieces are small, and the treats shouldn't be more than 10% of their daily intake, because you want to be sure they get the nutrients they need from the chick feed.

    Here is our treats chart

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens
     

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