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baby chicks and greens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ron, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all. How soon can you start feeding finely chopped greens to baby chicks? Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I was always told to keep your babies on a quality starter and grower until they are ready to be moved in with your other chickens.
     
  3. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks ThreeBoysChicks!
     
  4. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Yes, but there really isn't any harm in giving small quantities of "treats." If they were outside with their mom they would probably be foraging and eating greens. Just give it in moderation and make sure they have some grit (see the recent post on grit).
     
  5. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, DrakeMaiden. That is sort of what I was thinking, that out in "real life" they would be pecking around. I'll wait a week or so, start them on very small amounts of grit in the next couple of days and see how it goes.
     
  6. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    [​IMG] Have fun with them! They grow up way too fast.
     
  7. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, DrakeMaiden!
     

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