Can chicks eat themselves to death?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by arenea74, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    215
    1
    101
    Feb 12, 2011
    I am feeding my 3 week old babies other foods besides the chick starter: hard boiled egg, small crickets, and small mealworms. They seem to have a limitless appetite and frankly it's fun to watch them eat these "new" foods. I'm only doing 1 "treat" a day but would like to give them more but want them to still eat the starter formula so they will develop well. What do you guys think?[​IMG]
     
  2. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr Out Of The Brooder

    91
    0
    39
    Oct 7, 2010
    Cincinnati Oh
    Giving them treats is fine and watching them chase after things is funny! but you should just make sure you only give each one about 1 mabey 2 a day. But luckily chicks know when to stop eating, so you don't really have to worry about them.
     
  3. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    215
    1
    101
    Feb 12, 2011
    I love how one will grab a worm and run around with it in it's mouth and peep loudly "look what I got! It's mine!" So funny [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    108
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quote:No matter how many chicks you've raised, yes, it never gets old [​IMG]


    The only chicks that can eat themselves to death are Cornish X broilers [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by