2 questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickencoop13, May 15, 2010.

  1. chickencoop13

    chickencoop13 Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    when can i fed treats to my chicks? and what is the est grit i dont want to buy any we have a volley ball pit with sand like from the beach in it would that work?

  2. nelgkel

    nelgkel Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    We started giving grit~ie construction sand(no calcium, not treated and not too fine) at about 2 weeks old
    they must have grit to have treats...we first started by sprinkling it on their food.. now I just throw it in their bedding, they love to scratch for it..
    we started giving treats right after that..ours are 3 1/2 weeks old now and yesterday they got rice, steel cut oats, flaxseed, wheat germ
    the day before they got apples, yogurt, sweet potato fries and frozen dark cherries..

    they LOVE yogurt! when I introduced it at 2 weeks they did not like it so much! now they love it...

    have fun! it is so enjoyable to sit and watch them run around and enjoy treats.

    they grow SO fast!!

  3. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    [​IMG] I give my chicks plain yogart before they have grit, but everything else comes after. I don't like to over treat my chicks, but the treat I DO give
    -mealworms YUMMY! I get these at PetSmart and they are a favorite
    -grapes, shopped up
    -mashed egg yolk

    Have fun with your babies!
    Last edited: May 15, 2010

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