Feeding week old chicks treats?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by First-time-raising, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. First-time-raising

    First-time-raising In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2007
    Mid - Michigan
    I got my chicks last friday so there little over a week old. So far I have only feed them chick starter. What would be some good choices of human food to give them as treats right now?. Or are they to young to even start doing that now?..... I belive that giving them human treats means giving them grit is this correct?

    This is the first time I have had chickens so any help would be great

  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    You could start giving them finely chopped up hard boiled eggs. Everyone on the thread says it's good for the young ones. I did it. You can just lightly sprinkle grit on their feed and that would be fine. Enjoy your new chicks!
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Cooked rice mixed with yogurt and chopped boiled eggs with the shell mixed with some of the crumbles is a good one too. If they are eating commercial crumbles it has grit in it already and you don't need to supplement it.

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