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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Craig, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Chicken Craig

    Chicken Craig In the Brooder

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    My baby chicks are 1 1/2 weeks old give or take. Can I give them lettuce or apple slices.
     
  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Crowing

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    I am glad you joined us!

    In answer to your question I would say yes on tiny pieces of lettuce but no on the apple slices. Make sure they also have chick grit available to them.


    Here are a few other good places to look

    Here is a link to the "Where Am I, Where Are You" Forum. Hopefully you can find some people from your state of Tennessee!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you



    The Learning Center is a great place to look for ideas and learn lots of new things!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center



    Hope this helps!

    Good luck with your chicks!
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    Feeding Treats was a recent Topic of the Week and one of the questions asked and answered was - At what age can you start offering chicks treats and how do you go about it? so you might find this thread 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.

    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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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    too young - let them eat their nutritionally complete feed they are just tiny babies.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Chicken Craig, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our flock! I concur with the advice of the other posters...still a little young for treats. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  7. Chicken Craig

    Chicken Craig In the Brooder

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    One of my chicks is getting a little bald is that normal none of the others are.[​IMG]
     

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