are dandelions safe for chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blueheaven, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are dandelions safe (flower and leaf) safe for week old chicks.

    i just think 'real' food that they would find when outside would be better for them to eat instead of process food.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    They still need their chick starter. Dandelion blossoms are great when battered and fried for human consumption. As far as chicks...throw a few in with them, they will peck and pick but I wouldn't make that their only choice of food intake.
     
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    kens adore dandelion leaves. We throw em all in there. I dont tend to give one week olds anything other than chick starter though. I wait until they're about a month old before giving them the assorted craps on which the grownup birds thrive.
     
  5. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do you wait until a month old? just curious?

    they would get green/bugs/worms if they were outside!

    i am keeping them on chick starter..just thinking about giving them a bit of the green stuff.
     

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