Food questions for 10 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tjparker60, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. tjparker60

    tjparker60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my girls cooked oatmeal with raisins in the mornings... they LOVE it. The raisins are the first thing gone and then the oatmeal! Stupid question probably, but I buy the Old Fashion Oats at the store... can I buy the large bag of oats at the feed store and cook it up like oatmeal???
    Also when can I start giving them sprouted BOSS or other sprouted foods?
    They have picked their run clean of grass and everything else. How can I get them some greens? I gave them spinach and kale, they ate it, but reluctantly! Any ideas? Any help is appreciated as I'm new to this!
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Chickens need a balanced Diet in order to grow properly...I will assume they are laying Pullets...
    By feeding them a bunch of other things other than a proper age appropriate diet...You can cause Health, behavioural and poor egg production....For Layers treats should only be at 5% of Daily diet...Meaning a Tablespoon a day per Bird..Much less with Chicks...

    Best of luck...

    Cheers!
     
  3. tjparker60

    tjparker60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are on a balanced diet! No they are not on layer feed as they are only 10 weeks old so they are on grower feed. And they are bantams so they eat crumbles! I only give treats in the morning and at night to get them in the coop. They are very healthy! I was asking about greens as they ate all the grass in their run!
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    I am sorry.....I never implied your Feeding layer pellets....They are Pullets that will grow to be Layers...Am I correct?

    I only gave you my way of Feeding Chicks to Laying age...You can feed your Birds how ever you want? You started the thread so I replied to help you...

    Cheers!
     
  5. tjparker60

    tjparker60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry! When writing, things don't come out how you intend. I did not mean to offend. Thanks for your response. Maybe instead of asking I will just search on other threads to see if I can find the answer. Again I apologize!
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    You want to know about greens....You can grow your own also...Look up Fodder/ spouting greens...Romain Lettuce, Purple cabbage, peas...Pumpkin, squash..Cucumbers...Just to name a few things...

    Cheers!
     
  7. tjparker60

    tjparker60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much!
     

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