Corn for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Andee8302, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

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    My chicks are 4 1/2 weeks old. Can I feed the cooked corn that;s been cut off the cob?
     
  2. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Songster

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    Yes you can. If you haven't fed it before give it in small amounts. also make sure they get some grit (offered or mixed in their food).
     
  3. Andee8302

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    Thanks !!! They have a dish of sand it their cage. I will just sprinkle some around the bottom their cage.
     
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    Sweetlilbaby Songster

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    I have 3, 4 week old chicks. They enjoy the bit of corn I give them, and the end pieces of the loaves of bread.
     
  5. Andee8302

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    I gave a them a little bit of the corn and it was so cute to see them grab a peice and then all the other chicks would chase that chicks to get the peice of corn. Like she had a bug.

    I was just afraid to give them treats too early. I have been dying to try different foods.
     
  6. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Songster

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    It is fun to watch them when ya give them something new. I've had some hide from a bit of food before.
     
  7. n8ivetxn

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    I love giving them something new.... I was nervous at first, but then, mamma hens teach them to eat all kinds of things - straight out of the shell! So, what I give them can't be any worse!

    - Mine love small curd cottage cheese (just a little) and apples (halved and cored)
    Oh, and mealworms!! - Piranhas! - I call it the "grab and run" maneuver! But, you can't stop to eat it, you have to eat it while running and dodging everyone else [​IMG]
     
  8. Andee8302

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    They loved the corn. Tonight I found a few worms and they went nuts. [​IMG]
     
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    n8ivetxn Songster

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    [​IMG] Good stuff!
     
  10. Indigosands

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    You sure can! Know what they love even more though? Give them the cobs you cut the corn from and let them pick all the juicy leftover bits off. :)
     

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