Feeding 1 and a half week chicks watermelon scraps

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by funonahonda, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    We have some watermelon scraps and I'm wondering if we can feed the 12 day old chicks them? Thanks
  2. withca

    withca Hatching

    Nov 25, 2007
    I'm thinking they may be a little young for anything other than starter mash. You might want to wait several weeks more before introducing other foods. At three months my girls were given all kinds of fruit and veggie scraps but by then they had graduated to grow-out mash. Good luck.
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Would they eat watermelon if they had been hatched naturally and running around the barnyard. You can bet your bottom dollar on it. They would be eating anything and everything. It may not be the best thing in the world for them, but it won't hurt them.
  4. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    I think it would be fine. You just don't want them to get too full on it over a long period of time to where they don't have room for their starter. I agree, if they were with their mom, she would have them eating it thats for sure!

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