can (baby) chickens eat.....?

funlvr

Hatching
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Mar 21, 2009
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I live in SF, CA and have a pantry filled with "processed" foods. Like, they contain soy lechithin and other preservatives.

can we feed baby chicks these foods? or they must be chickens and laying eggs? these will be treats for them!

canned vegetables/fruit

juice eg. Snapple,apple juice, etc

asian noodles, pasta, spaghetti. (boiled)

leftovers from breakfast,dinner, lunch (not too salty)

dessert eg. cake/cookies/pie (like leftovers from parties. may or may not be homemade)

canned soups (not broth soup based)

I read the chicken treat chart post. So technically, I can feed them anything as long as it's not too much,in moderation, and not potato skins/citrus/candy/etc. etc?

This question has been bugging me FOREVER! so, if you can answer it, i will be soooo thankful
 

congdon476

GaLLiNa LOcA
11 Years
Dec 31, 2008
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I would be more cautious with chicks... they're like human babies- stomachs upset easily.

Adult chickens... have at it.
 

WoodlandWoman

Crowing
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May 8, 2007
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Chicks are growing fast and need good nutrition to develop properly. Honestly, I wouldn't give most of that to chicks. It won't kill them, but it won't do them any good. It would mostly be empty calories, filling them up and keeping them from eating more nutritious foods.
 

JennsPeeps

Rhymes with 'henn'
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
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Give them parakeet grit before you start introducing them to any foods that aren't chick feed.

I agree that while the chicks can eat these things, they don't need to. Given a choice between candy and veggies, a toddler will pick candy. It's the same for the chicks.
 

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