Chicks and fresh greens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cbear25, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Cbear25

    Cbear25 Hatching

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    How soon should I start giving my chick greens like fresh herb leftovers and grass? My chickens free range most of the year (they have a covered run for winter) and I’d like her to have fresh things to scratch in. Currently she’s eating medicated chick feed and electrolyte water. I don’t want to rush things. I just got her today.
     
  2. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Songster

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    Chicks can eat green food as soon as they have an appetite for it. Make sure you do the research to make sure you only offer things that are safe/palatable (Many “herbs” are useless/dangerous as fodder and “grasses” vary greatly, many being too tough for young chicks to actually eat and a few being poisonous.) lettuce, chard, and tender kale leaves are good examples.

    also noted: you appear to be referring to only a single chick? One should never attempt to keep a chicken of any age alone, as it is basically inhumane—they are extremely gregarious animals and require the company of other chickens to be content, healthy, and well-adjusted.
     
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  3. Cbear25

    Cbear25 Hatching

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    Listen I’ve already had the line chick talk. I can only have one more chicken and also please hop down off your high horse.
     
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  4. Tom Kowalsky

    Tom Kowalsky In the Brooder

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    Try planting some seeds in a dish- they love to eat the sprouts
     

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