Baby chick treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kelsieann124, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. kelsieann124

    kelsieann124 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got my chicks today and was curious if in a week or so I could give them some veggies or fruits as a "treat"? I have seen mixed opinions so I thought I'd ask on BYC! Thanks!
     
  2. ImportTheBest

    ImportTheBest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering this myself and haven't gotten an answer yet. How old for strawberry trimmings, or wheat fodder? [​IMG]
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    The very best treat you can give them is a plug of sod from an untreated lawn.
     
  4. ImportTheBest

    ImportTheBest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought our home in November and have zero clue what the previous owner used. Any idea how long to wait to deem it "untreated" after a very wet winter?
     
  5. Cr8zy4Chicks

    Cr8zy4Chicks Just Hatched

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    My husband and I have been doing a lot of research and we got live baby crickets and dried meal worms. We don't give them a lot but they love them!! All of our babies are around 2 weeks +. The meal worms are great to get them used to eating out of our hands (we crush them up so it's easier for them to eat) we figured they would be eating bugs too if they were with a momma hen outside
     
  6. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about grit? Don't they need it if they're eating anything other then their feed??
     
  7. mandbjaussi

    mandbjaussi Just Hatched

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    Yes anything other then their feed you will need to have some grit for them
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    The sod will have grit in it unless you live in a very sandy area.
     
  9. powpowloc

    powpowloc New Egg

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    I keep reading grit, so I put some sand in with my 1 month chicks. One of my speckled Sussex walked over and started destroying it like it was food...? Is that pretty standard or....?
     
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  10. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's probably looking for the treat at the bottom , they are messy little guys . Yes my girls dig threw the sand and grit like they're looking for something. At least he's entertained [​IMG]
     
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