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2 Week Old Chick Treat Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shiphted, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Shiphted

    Shiphted Out Of The Brooder

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    So I was looking at the treat list on this website for chickens. Majority of my chickens are 2 weeks old and growing fast. But im curious can i feed them Mealworms and crickets now? Also besides scratch is there anything on that list that a chick shouldnt have til he/she is older? Incase someone reads this that doesnt know what list im talking about it is right here.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart

    Also if there is a lot of items that chicks cannot have til they are adults anyway BYC could add a safe treat list for Chicks also.

    Thanks in advance for replies.[​IMG]
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Chicks, when raised by a broody, (or in the wild, for that matter) will eat whatever their momma tells them to.

    In general, you want to keep them away from empty calories, or greeny-stuff that may give them the runs.

    Best treats for young chicks are yogurt and scrambled eggs.
     
  3. Shiphted

    Shiphted Out Of The Brooder

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    So would Mealworms and Crickets be fine every once in a while, like 2-3 times a month be fine? I want to go get crickets tomorrow and see them go nuts. I just want to make sure its safe?

    Thanks for the speedy reply btw.
     
  4. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They love crickets. Don't overload them, but they are certainly an appropriate treat. Mine never liked much elseuntil they got older.... kinda like human kids. LOL.
     
  5. Shiphted

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    Awesome thanks sunny. Yea my chickens where hilarious to watch when i diced up a apple for them. (no seeds) Was funny watching 1 run with a piece in its mouth and then another way comes by and steals it and goes the other way. rinse and repeat. So funny.
     
  6. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a newbie, [​IMG] but I brought home crickets over the past weekend (my chicks are between 1-3 weeks old) and watched the 26 peeps devor 36 crickets in like 30 seconds! [​IMG] No ill effects that I can tell! [​IMG] They have been catching stink bugs [​IMG] and moths that have flown into the brooder on their own! [​IMG] LOL Hilarious! [​IMG]
     

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