Best treats for 1 week old's?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sekeyslaks, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. sekeyslaks

    sekeyslaks Songster

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    Hi everyone![​IMG]

    I have 2 1 week old Buff Orpington/EE crosses(I think) and I was wondering what kind of treats are best for them when they are this young?
     
  2. horselover101

    horselover101 In the Brooder

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    Kale, Spinach, and Mealworms, Are great treats for chicks!![​IMG]
     
  3. HighStreetCoop

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    Mine go nuts for mealworms (I chop them up and rehydrate them). I've also been sprouting clover seeds for them, which they love. I know some people say not to give chicks treats, but it seems more natural to me to supplement the feed with fresh greens and insects.
     
  4. Aphrael

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    I give mine chopped hard boiled or scrambled eggs; garden produce that is in season (melons, cucumbers, spinach, kale, radish or turnip greens, etc.); sprouts/fodder like the big girls get when there is nothing suitable growing, cooked spaghetti chopped into short pieces (they go bonkers with this), small amounts of yogurt; and BUGS! It is strange to see how different groups of chicks react differently to bugs. I've had some who catch on and destroy them and then want more, then others who run screaming in terror if even a fly crawls into their brooder. [​IMG]
     
  5. HighStreetCoop

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    I swear what they like best isn't so much a treat as an activity. I made them a large dust bath tub and mixed in plenty of chick grit. They scratch around in there constantly.
     
  6. Aphrael

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    Oh yes! Mine always love the dust box too! They get so into it, it is fun to watch them.
     

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