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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vanbb18, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. vanbb18

    vanbb18 In the Brooder

    Aug 16, 2012
    hi all my chicks eat is starter feed is there any treats i can give them they are 3 weeks old

  2. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Crowing

    Jun 14, 2012
    Tasmania. Australia
    I throw in a cob of corn. At first they eye it off suspiciously , but then they devour it . Next one you give them, they'll know exactly what to do with it.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] You can give them mealworms, scrambled egg, greens like spinach, stale bread (preferably brown), leftover porridge, corn on the cob.... Just make sure you don't give them anything salty and that you provide grit to help them digest it. Coarse sand sprinkled over their food would do. They may be a bit spooked by the new food at first, but leave them to it, they'll learn quickly!
  4. jtbrown

    jtbrown Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    I agree, good advice. Welcome to BYC. 3 weeks is such a fun age -- I also recommend plain nonfat yogurt -- nonflavored. They look really funny eating it too!


    ps -- fancychooklady -- awesome picture of the chick in flight.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012

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