At ten days old, what treats can my little peeps enjoy?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kelly G, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    They get their medicated chick starter...but I want to give them a yummy treat...but I'm not really in to catching bugs for them [​IMG] Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my chicks sunflower seeds shelled of coures. Peeled peices of apples and cucumbers. dried bread unsweetened trail mix such as nuts raisians and stuff. I dont give these all the time every now and then and only as treats never as there main sourse of food.
     
  3. HeadHen

    HeadHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plain yogurt! It is good for them and once they get the hang of it they go gagga for it.
     
  4. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if I can feed them the smaller bits of my hamster's food? It's mainly seeds and nuts and such....Hmmm never thought about that. They might really enjoy it!

    ~Caran
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broken bread pieces. I buy the 12 grain variety at the bread thrift store and all my chickens love it. Scrambled eggs is a favorite with the babies. I always try for high protein treats to make up for what they may not be getting from the feed. Most feeds don't have animal protein anymore and I feel the birds need it. Black Oil sunflower seeds are great but they are a bit much for the 10 day olds. Make sure they have grit available when giving any treats.
     
  6. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does grit have to be given for ANY kind of treat. I'm having a hard time finding grit suitable for chicks, are there any treats they can have w/o grit?[​IMG]
     
  7. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you could probably just put a little bowl of sand out for them to use as grit--it doesn't have to be something yo buy at the store. My birds all pick up bits of dirt and rocks when they are running around their run. I don't think you need grit for yogurt.
     
  8. sandymart

    sandymart Out Of The Brooder

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    How old do they have to be before you can give them garden veggies??? Do they need grit to eat veggies?

    I am new here and my babies are arriving in the next day or so. [​IMG]
     
  9. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my babies have been snacking on sweet corn and blueberries from our garden for the last week and they're just two weeks old. i know a lot of people are against treats until they're older, but they wouldn't only be eating starter if they were with mama hen, so i'm not coddling them. well, i'm coddling them, but not by treating them like they aren't chickens! [​IMG]

    i made sure they had access to grit as soon as i started offering things other than starter.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Give grit with any treats besides yogurt, to be on the safe side. If you have kids, think back to when they were small. You gave the easier to digest foods first, right?
    When my chicks were small I bought them grit in the pet bird section at walmart. Now they pick up all they need in our gravel driveway.
     

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