Alfalfa Sprouts for Chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LilMissChz, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2012
    North East, Maryland
    I like sprouting my own seeds for salads, wraps and stir fry. I have plenty of nice sprouting alfalfa seed. Can I give some to my chicks? How soon can I share greens with them? I thought this might be a cute, fun, refreshing and healthy treat to give them.
  2. gabbyscritters

    gabbyscritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    fredonia, wi
    Share away! Be prepared for feeding frenzy once they know what they are.
    My 11 year old daughter got a sprout kit for Christmas for her chickens, the chicks love them even more than the adults.
    She has bantams and starts giving the treats about 2 weeks of age. The love them, she feeds the little guys sprouts that are a bit younger, shorter sprout basically.

    We did put a old pie plate with some dirt from the garden & mixed a little grit in with it. Figured they might need some small grit with the treats.This created another frenzy of fun for the chicks.

    We are constantly sprouting

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