Birdseed as treat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Reinbeau, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Can I give them a combo of white millet, small pieces of peanut, small pieces of cracked corn, safflower seeds and bits of sunflower seeds? They are one week old today.
     
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I wouldn't at that age, it doesnt provide the balance of food they need and just takes up room in their stomaches that could be used more productively, I would wait til they are at least 6 weeks.
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Reinbeau, I use that mix for my chickens in the winter. If that's any help...
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Yeah they are way too young. Their digestive systems can't handle it yet.

    After 4 weeks you can give them some. My chickens love my conure's left over
    seed.


    Mash up some oatmeal as a treat so you can start hand feeding them. Even
    oatmeal should be given in moderation at a young age.
     

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