At what age will my chickens eat table scraps?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenBiscuit, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. ChickenBiscuit

    ChickenBiscuit In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2011
    Mine are 6 weeks... is it too soon for scraps? ALso, is there anything I should not feed them? Besides the obvious...

  2. Kuntry Klucker

    Kuntry Klucker

    Jun 9, 2010
    Tennesee Smoky Mts.
    Hi, [​IMG]

    My chicks are 5 wks old I have been feeding them table scraps for about a week now.

    I have feed them, rice, plain spaghetti noodles, raisins, yogurt, and strawberries.
    So far the raisins and the yogurt is the favorite.

    I tried cooked peas and green beans but they turned their beaks up at them.

    Hope that helps. [​IMG]
  3. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    Quote:I usually start them out eating table food at just about six weeks. I start with things like scrambled eggs, chopped up pasta, a little finely chopped meatloaf with some mashed potatoes usually goes over pretty well. Once they start getting used to treats like that though there's no going back.
  4. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
  5. jennkretz

    jennkretz In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2017
    Lake Orion, MI
    Is four weeks too soon? Ours are a little skittish and I really want them to associate coming up to us with good things... ie treats. Also, is there something I should start with? And what are the foods to avoid?

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