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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mshanzon, May 5, 2017.

  1. mshanzon

    mshanzon New Egg

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    Hello everyone, my name's Gerry, hubby is Terry. We got a duckling a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday got 4 chicks. Can they eat anything else besides chick feed? Hubby wants to give them honeysuckle, grass, clover..he's from here in Tennessee, and had chickens before, but I think he forgot how to care for them because he stuck them in a cage out in the RAIN. [​IMG] Now they are in a cage in our living room under a heatlamp. I know nothing. I am a California transplant who never owned a farm animal in my life.
     
  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!! You can give your chicks treats just not in big quantities, and chopped in to small pieces. Just make sure they have plenty of grit if you give them treats.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Treats should not make up more than 10% of their daily feed. The should mainly have their nutritional chick feed. Babies given treats too early & often are like kids and will refuse to eat what is good for them. I'm not sure what baby ducks eat.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    PS leaving chicks in a crate outside in the rain would cause them to chill & perhaps die. A very young duckling wouldn't be 'waterproof " either.
     
  6. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree!
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under mshanzon [​IMG] Welcome!

    You might find this thread interesting and/or helpful: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1161068/topic-of-the-week-feeding-treats

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     

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