Grass for new babies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by grandmaof5, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Songster

    Aug 8, 2009
    Central N.S.
    My babies' supposed hatch day is tomorrow, so we should be able to get them up very soon. I'm wondering if I can use grass clippings in their little box? Would grass hurt them when they are so little? We'll be using a cardboard box that a stove came in, cut down to 24" high, for the first couple of weeks...
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Granted that if they were with a mother hen on grass, they would probably eat some BUT they would have a momma to tell them what they should do. I don't believe that there is a reason to put the grass in this early. You might wait a couple of weeks and be sure to include some dirt or grit. When we take on the responsibility of raising babies, we have to be careful to provide everything they need, not just part of it. Nature provides a complete package; momma, dirt, grass, water, bugs......

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