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Chia or Flax Sprouts for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OurBackyardFarm, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. OurBackyardFarm

    OurBackyardFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We moved our chickies into their new brooder with the MHP and they LOVE it!! (And they slept last night! lol) Pics below!

    They are a week + 1 day old and we have been reading a lot about sprouting grains for them. More as a treat than a meal replacement. I have organic chia and organic flax seed on hand. I thought about giving it a try just to make sure we have a system in place for when we would like to give it to them, I'm just curious if it is okay for our baby girls to have it or if I should give our experiment to the neighbor for her older flock (if it even works out, lol)?

    Thank you in advance!
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    *the black cord was only in there to check the temp, under my supervision, they loved pecking at it. [​IMG]

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  2. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Sure! By the time the seeds sprout, the chicks should be ready to tackle them. Don't be surprised they ignore them at first. It sometimes takes a little time for chicks to discover that something they've never seen before is good to eat.

    Also, to be safe, pick up some chick grit for them.
     
  3. OurBackyardFarm

    OurBackyardFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome!!! I'll get it going today!! I did pick up some chick grit last week after doing research because I wanted to have it on hand just in case we needed it. :)
     

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