At what age can my new babies get treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by momreda, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. momreda

    momreda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 20 chicks about 4 weeks old, they are in our coop with our older chicks but partitioned off with chicken wire.
    I go in and give my girls treats every night and for the last two nights the baby chicks have been sticking thier heads through the chicken wire trying to steal the treats. Will this hurt them? I am giving my girls fruit.
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    at four weeks they are probably old enough to start getting some treats.

    I put yogurt in with the grower mash and they loved that.
     
  3. momreda

    momreda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is yogurt the only thing you recommend at this age?
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    At 4 weeks, I'd say they're ready for about any kind of treat as long as they have access to grit....
     
  5. momreda

    momreda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you : )
     
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    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started giving mine treats at 2 weeks (along with grit). I started with mashed up eggs. They ate it up like I was starving them!

    I also tried carrots and peas. No go!

    I tried rice crispy cereal tonight. They were fighting over it! So funny to watch!
     

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