can baby chicks eat chick crum ???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Songster

    Jun 16, 2009
    South Wales
    hey, today my first baby chicken hatched [​IMG]

    can i feed baby chicks and ducklings chick crum from about day 2 ?

    and would i have to crush it up into like powder ?


  2. Nostalchic

    Nostalchic Songster

    I have ground my chick crumbles a little finer - with a quick whirl in a food processor - for the first few days, not as fine as a powder, but I don't really think it was necessary; they seem to pick up the larger pieces and eat them without any problem. If you are feeding them grit, though, you will want something smaller than the regular poultry grit - you can give them coarse sand or parakeet grit (comes in a little box at pet stores).
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2010

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