Chick treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PuffMommy, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy Out Of The Brooder

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    They are two days old...anything i can or should be giving them besides the medicated feed? Thanks!
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    No! They're way to young to be eating anything but their chick feed.
     
  3. tygab

    tygab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they having any issues with the feed? If not, my .02, I would wait a while before giving them anything treat-wise. They are just new to the world and that little digestive system needs to start itself up.

    I am just now considering a possible treat that I may give @ 3 weeks.

    Good luck, and enjoy seeing them grow up!
     
  4. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. When are they old enough for other food?
     
  5. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I "salted" their feed with grit from day 1, added apple cider vinegar to their water at 1 week old, and at 3 weeks started to add a little yogurt (homemade) mixed with oatmeal and chick crumble. Each week I add a few more new things, keeping in mind that these are just "treats". So far the girls are strong and healthy. [​IMG]

    Be patient and go slowly since any change in diet can cause "issues" with the GI tract. [​IMG]

    Use the search feature here for a wonderful list of foods to feed and those to avoid.
     

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