Chicks Treats?`

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lulubonbon, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. lulubonbon

    lulubonbon Out Of The Brooder

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    We got chicks this year, first time EVER! So much fun!

    I just gave them scrambled eggs and they LOVED it. Ran around all CRAZY happy!

    Any other treats suggestions?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Chicks are fun aren't they. Eggs cooked in any form seem to be the big favorite, bugs like mealworms/ crickets are a hit, leafy greens, yogurt, soft fruit like banana, papaya, strawberry, tomatoe, mine like some of those whole grain cereals you cook. You can really feed chicks about anything you feed adult chickens (think about what chicks with a broody do, they eat anything she eats and scratch in the dirt from a few days old), just in moderation so you don't unbalance their diet (usually around 10% treats) and be sure to offer them grit if you feed them other treats. A lot of people also start putting clumps of dirt/grass in the brooder pretty early for entertainment and to start getting them exposed to local coccidia so they can start building up their immunity. Long thread with a lot of suggestions. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/181429/good-treats-for-baby-chicks
     
  3. lulubonbon

    lulubonbon Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank you. Dirt/grass is good advice to build their immune system!
     

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