Can chicks eat themselves to death?

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

  1. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    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

    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

    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]

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