Birdseed as a snack?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by K7 Menagerie, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. K7 Menagerie

    K7 Menagerie Songster

    May 6, 2008
    Bend, OR
    So, my son brought home some birdseed (parakeet formula) by mistake, and I thought maybe it would make a nice treat for my chickies (7 weeks, but HUGE). They have PLENTY of chick crumbles. I've also given them a bit of oatmeal, and mealworms on occasion. (I think one of the chicks is developing a mealworm addiction......must.......have......mealworms.......). As long as they have plenty of grit, and it's just a small treat, not a big part of the diet, anyone see a problem with that? Thanks!
  2. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    No problem. I had a rooster get sick and I gave him that to eat just to get him to eat as he wouldn't eat anything. He loved it and it got his energy up and got him eating again and now he is 100% again.

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