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How early can they have "people food"

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bec, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Hello everyone!!

    I just got 7 Buff Orpington chicks yesterday!! I am just so excited!! They hatched on Monday so today they are 3 days old.

    When can I start to introduce greens and scraps from the kitchen??? Right now of course they are on medicated chick feed only, but as for when they are adults, I would like them to eat scraps and things from the kitchen.
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Bec....at about 3 weeks, you can offer them MINIMAL treats..like hard boiled eggs...no shell...and small gut grass. I also offer them from the baite shop, B Moths. Small soft whitish moth larvae. Just remember...they need the feed, it has the recommended grit/feed ratio. I hand feed mine, at 3 weeks old...to make them friendlier...about 3 times a week..they get a treat. Have fun with your new babies....I also have Buff Orpingtons...almost 4 weeks old already!

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