Chicks and grit ... a few questions.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Redhead Hen, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 chicks that are about 2 weeks old. They are on the chick starter and was wondering about treats and grit.

    What kind of treats could they get? My 3 yr old gave them a worm over the weekend and they loved it! They did not like yogurt at all. What else can I give them?

    Also, if I am giving them a treat, say once a day, do they need grit? If I get grit can I get away with parakeet grit?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not feed treats until they go outside on range. Parakeet grit is just fine.
     
  3. salmonslayer1991

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    i gave my [​IMG] chicks little worms while in the brooder about one each i also had them out on the dirt very early i think as long as they have access to some kind of grit they will be fine think about it from mother natures perspective what does a [​IMG] mamma chicken feed her chicks ? bugs of coarse [​IMG] im pretty sure youll be fine as long as they have grit
     
  4. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! Thanks! I will be taking them outside this weekend for some playtime. We had a small chilly front come through with rain. So, they have not been outside yet. It is gonna get nice and warm this weekend so they will be warm enough for some playtime.

    Thanks agai![​IMG]
     

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