Cooked rice for baby chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by asif364, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. asif364

    asif364 Out Of The Brooder

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    is cooked rice good for 7week baby chicks?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I can't imagine it having any massive nutritional value. Why not just stick to starter feed? It's nutritionally balanced. Any additional "treats" simply satiate the appetite and reduce the intake of starter feed (which is what they really need). If you insist on giving any additional food of any kind, it should not constitute more than 10% of total daily food intake.

    ETA: grit is important if you are giving "treats" - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/891051/the-science-of-feeding-grit-to-poultry
     
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