Dirt question for baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newtothis, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. newtothis

    newtothis Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read and searched about dirt and chicks and have a question. We aren't doing medicated and I read to help with them build up cocci immunity let them have some dirt from your yard in the brooder. My question is we have 2 chickens right now that cruise around the yard...can I still toss in dirt even if the big girls have been around? We are using ACV and have been since we got them and they are now about 2 weeks old. I just want to do it correctly to help them grow happy, healthy and strong:)
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    The ability to build immunity means there must be exposure, so there's nothing wrong with soil your girls have "cruised" through. ;)
     
  3. newtothis

    newtothis Out Of The Brooder

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    Great! I let them play with more dirt today and they love it. Anything else I need to keep an eye on for introduction?
     
  4. tajuano

    tajuano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would introduce them to greenery, also my chicks love seed mixture for parakeet, kale, grass, soil, cooked eggs, dry bread. We use medicated feed for them, but I noticed that they don't really care for it, they are peeping when hungry and there is full plate full of feed. So, I just give them stuff mentioned above.
     

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