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5 day old chick treats

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by countrydreamer8, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. countrydreamer8

    countrydreamer8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me whether or not you can give your new chicks treats?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    IMO I would let them get at least a week before any treats. And add chick grit when you do.

    Likely a mistake, but you posted under New Members, so I cannot help but to welcome….[​IMG]

    You may get more responses by posting under raising baby chicks.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    I would wait until the chicks were at least a week, and probably closer to two weeks, before letting them have human food or treats.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I agree with the other posters here. Let them grow up a bit and concentrate on eating their chick feed. In a couple weeks you can start with some tiny treats. Make sure to add grit to their diet when you do start to add other things.

    Enjoy your babies and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the BYC flock- I wouldn't rush them - once you start feeding treats it can get out of hand - then the chicks will turn up their beaks at their nutritional feed. The will act like kids with candy.
     

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