Can I bring my chickies some clover?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gel2727, May 12, 2009.

  1. gel2727

    gel2727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about a week old I think (just starting to sprout some tail feathers). Would it be ok to bring them some clover, it's still a little cold to bring them outside (the weather hasn't been too nice lately). Thanks.
     
  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I bet they would like that! You can pull up a clump, roots & dirt & all, and put it in for them to peck & scratch apart. Just don't give chicks too many treats, like kids they need to save most of their appetite for their grow food. But this would be food + entertainment, all right in moderation. Have fun!
     
  3. gel2727

    gel2727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love it and go crazy when they see me comign with a fresh batch.
     
  5. lovin'mychicks

    lovin'mychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I might recommend,

    if there is anyway that you can pull the root and all as mentioned before, or pull long green stems and tie them up someway (like to the side of the coop/brooder) the chicks might like the challenge of pulling pieces.

    One problem I have seen from a fellow BYCer was that she brought too long of pieces to the chickens and they had crop problems as a result. Not a major problem, but it caused her worry. When you tie up the greens they have the opportunity to peck off small pieces they can digest!

    Have fun watching them discover something new![​IMG]
     
  6. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better give them chick grit first or they may get impacted crop and die.
     

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