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2 week old chicks - Broccoli and corn??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mollycat79, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. mollycat79

    mollycat79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can 2 week old chicks eat cooked cooled Broccoli? or even stick some raw Broccoli in the side of the cage for them to peck at?

    what about cooked and cooled or raw corn cobs?

    Are there any other vegetables that the 2 week old chicks can eat for variety?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Yes, they can eat that, but make sure if you feed them treats you provide grit as well, to help them digest it. If you can't find chick grit you can sprinkle some coarse sand over their food. Here's some more safe treats for chickens and at the bottom of the chart things you should never feed:

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

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    Variety? They are two weeks old...just being alive is variety enough for them [​IMG]

    Seriously though, commercial starter feed has all of the nutrients that a rapidly growing chick needs to be healthy. They'll do excellent on a 100% diet of that alone.

    It's only us humans that think they are bored with their food choices.
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have to call you out on this one! Every time I throw a clump of grass w/dirt attached into the brooder, the chicks go NUTS, no matter how many days in a row I do it (every day until it's warm enough for them to be out on pasture). I think new things is exciting for chicks like it is for chickens. Do they need treats? Not at all. Do they love them? Definitely.
     
  5. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    Boredom is different than "loving" a food. But I get your point.
     
  6. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    The real problem I guess it that when I didn't put the grass clod in there, they would get bored and pick, so it did turn out to be fun as well as useful.
     

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