Hi! I'm new to owning chickens.

Scrabbleof4

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Hi everyone! I have (4) 8wk old chickens. They've been living in our garage until this week when I moved them to a small chicken run in the backyard with a heat lamp for the coolest of the morning and night hours.
I was thinking of cooking some grits for them tomorrow morning, but not sure of how much to make.
 

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Chickens certainly love their treats. If you do decide to feed them some grits, I would not give them much. Think of it as feeding candy to a toddler/child at this point and don't give them more than they can eat in about ten minutes.
 

Scrabbleof4

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

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Chickens certainly love their treats.  If you do decide to feed them some grits, I would not give them much.  Think of it as feeding candy to a toddler/child at this point and don't give them more than they can eat in about ten minutes.  


I made about a cup of grits. A couple of them sampled it, the other 2 walked through it lol
 

trailrider330

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I made about a cup of grits. A couple of them sampled it, the other 2 walked through it lol

I have never given my chickens grits, but I can tell you that dried mealworms are their favorite treat. Around here it is known as "chicken crack" because they all come running when I shake the container. It's also great to hand-feed to them when you are working on taming them.
 

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Here's a link to a chart of good chicken treats:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

I'd keep the grits down to a minimum because there isn't a lot of nutritional value in them. No matter what treats you give your chickens, you'll want to keep it to 10% or less of their daily food intake so they'll fill up on their feed which provides them the nutrition they need for growing (and later on, laying).
 

Scrabbleof4

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I have never given my chickens grits, but I can tell you that dried mealworms are their favorite treat.  Around here it is known as "chicken crack" because they all come running when I shake the container.  It's also great to hand-feed to them when you are working on taming them. 


Thanks, we bought some mealworm tonight to give them tomorrow morning.
 

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