Feeding a chick crickets or mealworm

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amydurose, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. amydurose

    amydurose In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2010
    Ive noticed on the list of "good" foods on this site it mentions crickets and mealworms. At what age can you start feeding them these?
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Let's put it this way - If Mama Hen was raising the chicks she'd be taking them outside from a few days old and teaching them all about good things to eat, like yummy bugs.

    I started crickets around a week old with my latest batch of chicks, since we were overrun with crickets at that time.

    Just make sure they have access to grit, either by finding it themselves in the yard or provided in a dish.

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