2 week old chicks and rice

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Big dreams, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok to feed 2 week old chicks cooked rice?

    They love to eat it from our hand but I don't really know how much is to much.

    Thank you
     
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  2. Padre

    Padre Out Of The Brooder

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    As with everything else, moderaqtion is best. I would see that each chick got some of the goodies but I would not let them overdo it. Hope this helps
     
  3. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave cooked rice to mine but after
    they were 4 months old.
    its better they get their chick starter feed.
    it has all the nutrition they need.
    But do give them fine grit. I use Hatz mountain grit.
    and Welcome Koldham to BYC.
     
  4. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've given cooked rice to chicks that age in small quantities. Make sure they have chick grit to aid digestion.

    edited for typo
     
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  5. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I think I will make sure they just get a very small amount for now, and try to get everyone in the family to feed them chick feed by hand, because even with a feeder full they like to eat from the hand, and I believe thats the fun part. Thanks again.
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Oh they love it and it has little to no nutritional value so make sure it is a treat only type food and in moderation.

    My girls love steamed brown rice...they will stampede anyone bringing the "Rice Plate" into the run. LOL
     

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