Broccoli leaves

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by egglicious, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I feed my three week old chicks broccoli leaves? I know you can feed them to full grown chickens but just wanted to make sure it was okay for young chicks. I won't give them too many just a little something to ease their boredom. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Yes, make sure they have access to grit too.

    Imp
     
  3. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Imp! Do I need to cut them up any certain way?
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I julienne, even for the adults. [​IMG]

    maybe imp is a little neurotic. [​IMG]
     
  5. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am so new to chickens in general so ... what is grit? Dirt, sand, yard stuff? Di I even have to buy it? Are you swaying grit to help them digest foods other than feed?

    Thanks,

    BAZ...
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I am so new to chickens in general so ... what is grit? Dirt, sand, yard stuff? Di I even have to buy it? Are you swaying grit to help them digest foods other than feed?

    Thanks,

    BAZ...

    Grit is small stones/pebbles that chickens eat. It makes it's way to the gizzard where it is stored. The gizzard is a strong muscle that, along with the grit ,grinds up the food to make it easier for chickens to digest. Not having grit can be dangerous for chickens. If they are out on the ground they will pick up the grit from the ground, if the ground is rocky. Chicks need grit when they start eating foods other than starter food. Adults have stones, maybe up to the size of pencil erasers in their gizzards. Here's a pic of chick grit I bought for the chicks I just raised.

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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:Maybe? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, nevermind. They just looked at me like, "uh... where's the mealworms, mom?" Wouldn't touch them!
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Birds are often scared of new foods. Keep trying.

    Imp


    Oh Sour [​IMG] even if it is true [​IMG]
     

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