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3 week olds: feeding?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AmyLM, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. AmyLM

    AmyLM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2011
    Buckley washington
    I would like to start offering them other foods. I gave them eggs last week but it resulted in some loose stool. So I was wondering when would be a better time to start trying to give them new things, and what things should I start with?
  2. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2008
    Tustin, CA
    I don't offer any other foods until 4 weeks. And, I start with very finely cut fresh grasses with a shoe box of nice clean sand for them at the same time. After they start to eat this and their poop is ok I give them oatmeal and yogurt.
  3. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    My Coop
    I don't feed them anything other than chick starter until they're at laying age. Then I switch to layer feed and at that point I start to give scratch, breads, a few table scraps, greens, etc. I've always been afraid to mess with their diets prior to laying age.
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Plane chick starter is best for them.

    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012

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