Food for 5 1/2 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickadeedo2012, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. chickadeedo2012

    chickadeedo2012 New Egg

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    Can 5 1/2 week old chicks eat other items besides chick starter?
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they can eat other things.
    If they were out with mom, they'd be munching on grass and bugs.
    They would also be consuming whatever small rocks they need to grind up this food.
    If your chicks are not outside in the dirt, then you'll have to supply some grit for them before you give them food other than starter.
    Good luck!
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yep! but don't give them grower or Layer pellets yet!!

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  4. kdwag

    kdwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started giving mine tomatoes and squash at that age--they went nuts over the tomatoes. I did buy baby grit for them as well and they do munch on that quite often. They also love those baby forage cakes, i found them at tractor supply--
     
  5. chickadeedo2012

    chickadeedo2012 New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice everyone.
     
  6. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get meal worms (dried), course chopped kale, peanut hearts, but only when they are older than 6 weeks plus they get chick grit.
     

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