feeding chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mxpres, May 19, 2009.

  1. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    my RIR peeps are 4 weeks old today,how soon can I start giving them a bit of scratch or crushed corn for a snack?I am sure I read somewhere that feeding them scratch or cracked corn too early can cause problems being that they can,t digest at a young age,also would picking them bits of grass be a problem at their age??
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Picking at grass is fine, but scratch is too hard on their developing diogestive systems at such a young age. I held off on scratch until they were fully feathered out, about 16 weeks.

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