Best foods for chicks besides the basic starter feed

birdiefluff

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Jan 25, 2019
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Hello all!
I'm wondering what's some of you all best natural foods you use to feed your precious fluffy butt babies? LOL! I've heard cutting up fresh herbs and putting that mixed in their starter feed is a good idea. Anybody love the book Fresh Eggs Daily? Just wanting opinions from y'all.
 

Shadrach

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Hello all!
I'm wondering what's some of you all best natural foods you use to feed your precious fluffy butt babies? LOL! I've heard cutting up fresh herbs and putting that mixed in their starter feed is a good idea. Anybody love the book Fresh Eggs Daily? Just wanting opinions from y'all.
A very small amount of cooked sardines mixed in with their normal feed.
 

Melky

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I fed starter grower medicated 20% till 8 weeks with chick grit. At 3-4 weeks started greens and dried mealworms in small treat form. At 8 weeks switched to 18% starter grower nonmedicated Natures Best organic and switched to poultry grit on the side. I used crumble when young. I Ferment feed except when below freezing as it freezes. I feed dry then. I started OS at 15 weeks per recommmended ratio. I switched to Big Sky organic no corn or soy layer mash at 28 weeks laying stage. I still occasionally will feed dried mealworms, greens, or homemade treat block. Keep in mind treats stay at 10% or less of total daily intake. Occasionally I make a Greek yogurt snack with herbs, berries, and dried mealworms.
 
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