black oil sunflower seeds for older chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Felicitas, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 7-week-olds were picking and eating feathers, so I put out parakeet grit and sprinkled a couple of handfuls of black oil sunflower seeds around the litter in the coop. They dove right in and finished the seeds off fast, but now I'm wondering if they're still too young for that?

    I'm always second-guessing myself. [​IMG]
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    My mama hens start pointing those out to the babies right off the bat. they gobble up the little ones. So far all have been fine. They all have access to sand/grit so I suppose that helps.

    What kind are your 7 week olds and why don't we have pictures? [​IMG]
  3. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ask and you shall receive! [​IMG]

    Australorps and easter eggers:


    And as a bonus, here are some of the 4-week-old Polish and Speckled Sussex:

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