Baby chick treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bstead24, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. bstead24

    bstead24 Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2011
    Is there anything around the house I could give for a treat for a 1 day old chick?
  2. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Central Oregon Coast
    At one day old I think it is best to just feed chick starter feed. But the best treat, in my opinion, for the first 4 weeks is boiled egg peeled and crushed into tiny pieces. The egg yolk has everything in it that a baby chick needs to develop, is soft enough that they don't need grit to digest it, and they love to eat it. [​IMG] I have given egg to day old chicks that were having trouble figuring out eating....they seem to find it easier to swallow then the chick crumbles.
  3. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I do not feed my chicks anything beyond starter for the first week or so. You do not want to fill up their little bellies with anything not super rich in nutrients. They then get some hard boiled eggs, mashed, some greens, and maybe a bit of boiled grain mush.
  4. PulletMama

    PulletMama New Egg

    Mar 28, 2012
    Richmond Hill, Georgia
    I'm fairly new to having chicks, but the six girls I have (they are 1 week old) love to eat egg yolk cut up into fine pieces. They also love the Chick Starter mixed with some warm water. I give this to them separate from their regular food (makes cleaning up a lot easier!) Anyway, they gobble up both foods listed like there is no tomorrow. It also seems to help them "bond" with me - some more than others. Also, I use a certain call when I have a "treat" hoping they remember it and come to me once they move outside. Only time will tell.
    Best of luck!!!
  5. Mortey

    Mortey Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2012
    Oo I will try that egg yolk treat for my 2 week old chicks!

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