Can I give my chickens (3 mos. old) strawberries?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BYOChickens, May 7, 2011.

  1. BYOChickens

    BYOChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any problems giving the chicken strawberry scraps?
     
  2. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, you can. Mine are 3-4 weeks old and have been eating strawberries for a week. Just make sure they have grit if they are getting treats.
     
  3. BYOChickens

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    They have oyster shells to nibble on in the run area. Thanks.
     
  4. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would read up on oyster shell for chicks, way different from my understanding than grit and can really mess with a chick (but ok for layers). I use chick grit but my understanding is you can use sand or parakeet grit too as long as no extra calcium. I'm new but remember seeing that on other posts.
     
  5. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ours will eat strawberry hulls and leaves as well as mushy berries. They're crazy for fruit; they'll even eat white grapefruit!
     
  6. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love strawberries too.
     
  7. HennyPennyHenHouse

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    My 2 1/2 week old chicks got their first strawberries today and loved them. This is the first thing they have at least tried besides the chick food. No other item has enticed them so far to even take a try.
     
  8. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have you dug up a worm yet? Just dangle it in front of them and WHAM! it's game on!
     
  9. Mama_Chicken

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    ginger c. :

    Quote:Have you dug up a worm yet? Just dangle it in front of them and WHAM! it's game on!

    And it makes for a mighty fun show, too!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. peacemaker

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    Yes, I agree. They absolutely love strawberries. Mine also love cantaloupe, especially my Polish Cresteds. They are all about 10 wks old.
     

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