Cracked Corn?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ddcoyne, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. ddcoyne

    ddcoyne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old should my chicks be before we start giving them cracked corn? And how long do I feed them this chick feed we've been buying? My chicks are around 7-8 weeks old now and have been outside for about a week.
     
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why will you be feeding them cracked corn? They do not need corn, it is just sugar.
    I feed my chicks chick feed until I move them outside, and then move them to developer.
     
  3. ddcoyne

    ddcoyne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just figured I'd like to give it to them because they'd enjoy it. Just like I give them the dried meal worms. I just want to make sure they are old enough to eat & digest it.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    as a treat once a day in small quantities-sure-they are fine now if they are outside with grit and such-not as a full time feed-always use the feed first then treats later never substitute
     
  5. ddcoyne

    ddcoyne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are outside full time and have as much grit as they can handle. They've got access to dirt, rocks & sand.
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:then go ahead and give them corn in small amounts as treats not as a filler:) enjoy!
     
  7. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't mean to be a pain, but why not give them some green vegetables as a treat or something that they enjoy but also has nutritional value.
     
  8. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think because it's the treat of all treats.

    Like giving a kid candy on those rare occasions.

    Zero nutritional value, but the smile on the child's face: Priceless!



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  9. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corn is not "just sugar" and it does have nutritional value. It is not a complete ration for chickens, or people for that matter, but there is nothing wrong with corn as a part of a balanced diet for fowl or people.
     
  10. Caliphe

    Caliphe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This.
     

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