Feeding chicks


6 Years
Aug 4, 2013
At about 2 weeks but keep in mind they may turn up their beak at it for up to 6 weeks. Meal worms can be given sooner. Also, if they are eating anything other then their feed (like treats or grass) they need to be provided grit. A small bag of chick grit last a long time, you just put it in a bowl on the side and they will take it as they need it. The grit stores in their gizzard and works so they can digest their food.

Tumbleweed Farm

8 Years
Jun 17, 2011
Benton City, WA
At what age can we start giving our chicks unused greens?
I let them peck at sprouted wheat grain fodder at 5 days old, they love it. I believe in letting chick play and learn to tear up food at an early age--just put it in there, they may or may not eat it, start small. It will not hurt them at any age.
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