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can young chciks get treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dr8goons, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. dr8goons

    dr8goons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a few 3 weeks old chicks and a few 2 week old chicks, are they to young for treats?
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    meal worms
     
  3. pookiethebear

    pookiethebear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maggots, small red worms, green inch worms, small cut up pieces of grass, etc.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Build them a little run area, nice and safe outside.... they'll find grass and eat dirt, and you can give them some fine/small cut up veggies or something.
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Plain yogurt - they love the stuff. Put some of their crumbles on top to help them figure out it's food.

    Mine guzzle it now.
     
  6. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JeensPeeps your right!

    Plain yogurt = Happy Chicks

    Throw in some crushed honey nut cherrios and they will be eating out of your hands. Or more like trying to eat your hands. [​IMG]

    My DH went out to give are crickets some cherrios and he dropped some and are 5 week old pullets grabbed them but had a hard time breaking them up. So I thought they would get soft in some yogurt.

    My girls never let me touch them before. Well next time I went to pet them they were glad to great my hand with a quick once over for some food! Even had them sitting in my lap with out trying to kill themselves. [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Besides being something that chickens enjoy as a treat, yogurt is also very good for their digestive system. If you have chicks whose poo is getting a little runny from the heat, which does happen, the yogurt combats that as well. [​IMG]
     
  8. annaserv

    annaserv Out Of The Brooder

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    Hard boiled egg yolks went over really big with my little ones. The whites not as much, although they did eat them up pretty well yesterday when I chopped up the white first and when that was gone I gave them the crumbled yolks.
     

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