Can chicks have bugs as treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nicoliosis5, May 28, 2016.

  1. Nicoliosis5

    Nicoliosis5 In the Brooder

    May 19, 2016
    New England
    Hi all.
    My barred rock babies are about 4.5 weeks old now.
    I have been doing a lot of yard work since the weather has warmed up and I've been finding a lot of regular earth worms. Can I give those to the chicks?
    Also will they need store bought grit if I do give them?


  2. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Bring the babies out with you into the yard and let them hunt some worms/bugs. They will get grit from the ground as they have fun.

    Or bring stuff in and bring in a hunk of ground too (or get grit)
    FiddleChics likes this.
  3. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    TLWR is absolutely right! Those chicks are plenty old enough to be going outdoors.

    If they're still trapped inside in a brooder, it's high time you move them into a coop and let them have access to a run and supervised visits out into the garden to scratch for worms.

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