Healthy snacks to give baby chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AlotaBitCountry, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. AlotaBitCountry

    AlotaBitCountry Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 3 Buff Orpington pellets and i was wanting to give them a little treat or snack, my grandma has alot of grown chickens but these are the first ones im raising myself. what types of things could i give the little chicks for a snack??
     
  2. Ia(TM)?Chickens

    Ia(TM)?Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Chickens in general can eat almost any veggi or fruit. Besides uncooked potatoes, it is poisonous to them. We gave ours cabbage and lettuce all the time and they loved it!
     
  3. AlotaBitCountry

    AlotaBitCountry Out Of The Brooder

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    good to know! i was going to give them a grape or strawberry last night but i wasnt sure what is good or bad for them. thanks:)
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far I've given my new hatchlings some bread, lettuce, organic jam (just a dot), grass and fresh herbs.
     
  5. jecombs

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    I haven't tried this with mine yet (they are only a week old) but I've heard mealworms and cooked eggs are great treats! You just have to be careful to give them some chick grit if you're giving treats to assure they can digest them properly.
     

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