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dried mealworms for two week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KirstenColorado, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. KirstenColorado

    KirstenColorado In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2015
    Hi there! I have three wonderful chicks (a RIR an Ancona and an Adalusian) that are about two weeks old, and just starting to feather out. Is it okay to introduce them to a dried mealworm as a treat? Is that too big for them to handle? I use a complete food that includes grit from my local tack shop (they've been doing this for literally 100 years, but I forgot to ask about the mealworms). A wayward earwig was in the brooder the other morning and they were having a blast throwing it around, playing tug of war, etc. Gross! We got it out of the brooder and into the trash, btw!

  2. Kimbristow

    Kimbristow In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2015
    Last year I was watching my Pekin mother with her 2 week old chicks scratching around in the dirt when one of the chicks found a large leather jacket grub and all the chicks chased the click with the grub and when he had a moment he swallowed the grub whole, I was amazed because the grub so big compared to the size of the chick, he was very pleased with himself and he lived to tell the tale.

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