First Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by debilorrah, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We bought our first 6 one-week old chicks last Saturday. I have a couple questions. First, is it ok to feed them lettuce and fruits and veggies like I do the bigger hens? Also, how fast do they grow? It seems to be they doubled in size in four days!!
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes its ok to feed them fruits an veggies.but id wait till they was 3wks old.
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    If you are going to be feeding them things that are bigger than crumbles then they will need grit.
    Congrats on the new chicks...
  4. farmergal

    farmergal Songster

    Jul 21, 2008
    Nor Cal
    if they're going to have some outside time, do they still need grit? or will they pick it up from the ground/dirt?
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Thanks needmorechickens! I wasn't sure. They are only 12 days old, so they are inside. I don't want the other hens to torture them - yet!

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