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Age to start feeding vegetables?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by critterlover, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. critterlover

    critterlover Out Of The Brooder

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    I have done a search on here and may be missing it, but at what age can I start to feed my pullets fresh vegetables? Are there any that should be avoided that their systems may not be able to digest well until they are older. My girls are almost six weeks old.
     
  2. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm interested in this also. Seems like people are all over the place on what to feed and when.
     
  3. critterlover

    critterlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone answer this question? I just found a site that said you should feed Chick Grower at 8 weeks, is that when it is safe to start giving fresh vegetables?
     
  4. Chicken Ninja

    Chicken Ninja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say from experience that giving fresh veggies at 8 weeks is perfectly ok for chickens.

    I couldn't tell you the exact age that you can start feeding, but 8 weeks should be old enough for them to get these kind of treats. I know mine got treats at 8 weeks old, and they have turned out just fine.

    Hope that helps somewhat. [​IMG]
     
  5. critterlover

    critterlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You
     
  6. morninggloryhatchery

    morninggloryhatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine live outside with a shelter cause where i am we have been having very nice weather in the 70's and sometimes 80's and they are 6 weeks of age. I was told it is fine cause they are pecking at the dirt so they will eat dirt and that will substitute for grit temporarily. Hope it helps![​IMG]
     
  7. katkat92

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    My birds get veggies as soon as they show interest. Usually at first they aren't interested, but by a few weeks old they love their greens. I start offering them veggies around 2 weeks and just keep offering until they start to eat them.
     
  8. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's pretty much what I did. My chickens are not yet laying (September due date), but they have been eating veggies pretty much since they got their feathers, they didn't show much interest before that.
     

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