1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

foraging vs chick feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brookwoodpat, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. brookwoodpat

    brookwoodpat Songster

    May 11, 2008
    My chicks (6-7 weeks) are foraging most of the day now. They do have chick starter in their coop. And they have grit. This may be a stupid question, and I don't have plans to pen them up anyway, but I can assume this is okay as a diet? The yard isn't fertilized or weed killed, and it is full of grass, weeds, wild strawberries, raspberryand blackberry in bud, plenty of bugs, etc. But of course probably half of their daily food is now not chick starter.

  2. Anne

    Anne Songster

    Feb 11, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    In my opinion, that's the best kind of diet there is. [​IMG]
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I would agree with Anne. As long as they have free access to the chick starter so they can chose to eat it, I'd let em free range and get the really good stuff to eat! It's a great way to help you save money on feed too.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by