Can chicks have bugs as treats?

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

  1. Nicoliosis5

    Nicoliosis5 Out Of The Brooder

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    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?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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)
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    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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